B.C. Connected Paralympians Major Contributor to Sensational Results for Canada at Beijing 2022 – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

B.C. Connected Paralympians Major Contributor to Sensational Results for Canada at Beijing 2022 – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


March 15th, 2022
For Immediate Release

Victoria, BC – Another successful Paralympics is in the books for Team Canada following their outstanding nine days in Beijing. Eighteen of Team Canada’s 48 athletes (38%) had a B.C. connection and more than half of those athletes brought home hardware after earning a spot on the podium. Medals from B.C. connected athletes made up 60% of Team Canada’s total medals.

At the Beijing 2022 Paralympics, Team Canada had 48 Paralympians.  Of those:

  • 37 athletes won medals
  • 9 were multiple medallists
  • 12 athletes won a medal in their debut Games
  • 18 members (38%) of Team Canada had a connection to B.C.; i.e. train in B.C. and/or name somewhere in B.C. as their hometown
  • 17 athletes (36%) were affiliated with CSI Pacific; i.e. receive support from CSI Pacific and/or the PacificSport network
  • 11 out of 18 B.C. connected athletes (61%) won medals
  • 10 out of 17 CSI Pacific affiliated athletes (59%) won medals
  • On top of the medals, there were another eight Top 5 performances

Note: See below for all CSI Pacific and B.C. connected medallists at Beijing 2022.

These numbers show a continuation of strong results for B.C. connected and CSI Pacific affiliated athletes over the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics and Paralympics, all of which happened in the past eight months.

CSI Pacific affiliated athletes had the following results over the past year:

  • Beijing Paralympics: Made up 35% of Team Canada, won 56% of the medals
  • Beijing Olympics: Made up 32% of Team Canada, won 58% of the medals
  • Tokyo Paralympics: Made up 23% of Team Canada, won 43% of the medals
  • Tokyo Olympics: Made up 50% of Team Canada, won 42% of the medals
    • including all members of the Women’s gold medal-winning Soccer team

“What all these athletes have accomplished over the past year of competition and throughout this last quadrennial is truly inspirational,” said Wendy Pattenden, CEO, CSI Pacific. “The Paralympians in Beijing continued to show Canada as being a major player in sport on the world stage. It is even more impressive when noting that we were one of just two countries to win medals in all five winter Paralympic sports.”

The Winter Paralympic medal total was the third highest in Canada’s history and that follows on the heels of other incredible results over the past year, including Canada winning the most ever medals at a non-boycotted Summer Games last year in Tokyo.

“Canada has had an incredible 96 medals to celebrate over the last eight months and CSI Pacific affiliated athletes have accounted for half of those medals,” continued Pattenden “It’s been our privilege to work with so many of these athletes, coaches and National Sport Organizations and be part of their support team as they hit these international heights.”

The commitment and support of National and Provincial Sport Organizations (NSOs/PSOs) throughout British Columbia, as well as support and contributions from all levels of government and the commitment and leadership of viaSport have been a major reason B.C. connected athletes have been able to reach their sport goals.

CSI Pacific sent two staff members to the Beijing Paralympics to support the athletes on the ground at the Games. They were:

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific staff working at the Beijing 2022 Paralympics

Staff Member Discipline Sport
Christie Gialloreto Mental Performance Lead Para Snowboard
Kayla Dodson Strength & Conditioning / Integrated Support Team Lead Para Alpine

 

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific affiliated athletes who were Paralympic Medallists at Beijing 2022
(by sport, surname)

Athlete Sport Medal
Alexis Guimond Para Alpine – Super-G Standing Bronze
Mollie Jepsen Para Alpine – Downhill Standing
Para Alpine – Giant Slalom Standing
Gold
Silver
Mac Marcoux & Tristan Rodgers (Guide) Para Alpine – Downhill Visually Impaired Silver
Alana Ramsay Para Alpine – Super-G Standing
Para Alpine – Super Combined Standing
Bronze
Bronze
Natalie Wilkie Para Nordic Skiing – Cross-Country: 15km Classic Standing
Para Nordic Skiing – Cross-Country: Sprint Free
Para Nordic Skiing – Cross-Country: 10km Middle Distance Standing
Para Nordic Skiing – Cross-Country:  Mixed 4 X 2.5km Relay
Gold
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Emily Young Para Nordic Skiing – Cross-Country:  Mixed 4 X 2.5km Relay Bronze
Lisa DeJong Para Snowboard – Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Silver
Tyler Turner Para Snowboard – Snowboard Cross SB-LL1
Para Snowboard – Banked Slalom SB-LL1
Gold
Bronze
Ina Forrest Wheelchair Curling Bronze

 

Athletes winning medals at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a B.C. Hometown but NOT affiliated with CSI Pacific or PacificSport

Athlete Sport Medal
Adam Kingsmill Para Ice Hockey Silver

 

About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (www.csipacific.ca) is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Perform.

 

Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada. Learn more: www.csipacific.ca


For more information, contact:

Noah Wheelock
General Manager, Operations & Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
nwheelock@csipacific.ca
250.813.3474



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