On a busy day at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex pool, Tyson Jacob stood out from the crowd.


Two Canadian records broken

Para-swimmer Tyson Jacob set new Canadian records in the S5 200m medley and 100m backstroke events at the 41st Défi Sportif AlterGo.

By his own admission, he had no expectations going into Saturday’s competition. “I expected to come here and just cheer on the first-time para-swimmers at the Défi Sportif AlterGo.”

Earlier this week, Tyson was awarded a bursary by the Club de la médaille d’or [Gold Medal Club] to honour him for his performances. During the ceremony, he explained that for him, it all started at the 2014 Défi Sportif AlterGo. “For me, it’s very inspiring to be able to come here and show that no matter where you start out, you can get to where you want to be.”

Our athletic ambassador Alisson Gobeil, who is currently preparing for the Canadian trials with a view to securing a spot in the Canadian delegation to the upcoming Paralympic Games, also decided to take part in the competition.

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Levine-Ciobanu duo in complete control

The affinity between athletic ambassador Iulian Ciobanu and his teammate Alison Levine is palpable. After defeating the Americans 10-3 in their first game, they ousted the Portuguese 11-0, before concluding the preliminary rounds with a comfortable 5-2 win over Japan.

Thanks to their powerful performances, they will now advance directly to the semi-finals, where they will face either South Korea or Mexico.

In the BC1/2 category, the team made up of Lance Cryderman, Kristyn Collins, and Danick Allard also secured a berth in the semi-finals. In the BC3 category, Alexandre Lemaire and Marilou Martineau did not qualify for the medal rounds.


A variety of events at the Chantal Petitclerc Classic

The outdoor track of the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex featured throwing and running events. The athletes had the opportunity to try out the track that will be used for the Paralympic trials later this season. Today’s program included shot put and javelin, as well as 12 races in distances ranging from 100m to 1500m, for both men and women. In spite of the inclement weather, the can’t-miss event saw some fine performances.


What’s happening on Sunday?

The 41st Défi Sportif AlterGo will come to a close on Sunday. Already! This anniversary edition will end on a high note, with the finals of the Montréal 2024 World Boccia Cup pairs competitions. The wheelchair basketball and power soccer finals will also see some intense action.

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