Kingston, ON –– The final day of competition in the Kingston 2010 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games saw the presentation of medals for five sports.
The ParaAlpine Skiing events at the Calabogie Peaks Resort today highlighted the Slalom, which had 38 gates and 36 turns. Female winners were Vanessa Knight (junior division) with a time of 108.42 and Jan Hymers with a time of 149.02. Male winners were Michael Whitney (junior) with a time of 87.09 and James Binsfield with a time of 90.39.
In the Wheelchair Basketball semi-finals, the Flyers beat the Cruisers (44-23) and the Rebels beat the Spinners (48-37). The Rebels later beat the Flyers 36-35, giving them the Gold and Silver medals respectively, while the Spinners took the Bronze by shutting out the Cruisers with a score of 36-31.
The Wheelchair Rugby semi-finals saw Ottawa A winning against Toronto (36-17), and London winning against Ottawa B (40-35). The Gold medal later went to Ottawa A when they scored 37 points versus London’s 28 (giving the latter Silver). The Bronze medal went to Ottawa B, which beat Toronto with a score of 23-18.
Wheelchair Curling concluded with four games at the Royal Kingston Curling Club. In the semi-finals, Fort William (skip Carl Levesque) beat Ottawa 7-4, Toronto (skip Chris Rees) beat Fort William 11-2, and Kenora (skip Wayne Ficek) beat Bradford 7-5. In the tie-breaker final of 8-7, Bradford (skip Ken Gregory) took home Gold and Fort William (skip Carl Levesque) nabbed Silver, while the Bronze went to Kenora (skip Wayne Ficek) for their overall third place finish.
And the Sledge Hockey event wrapped up with four games. In the semis, Team South beat Team East 8-0, and Team West beat Team North 4-0. In the tense afternoon games, Team East took the Bronze medal against Team North with a score of 4-0, while the final game saw Team South win Gold to Team West’s Silver with a score of 3-0.
“We celebrate the achievements of our ParaSport athletes and we admire their skill and commitment. Congratulations athletes, coaches and officials on their tremendous accomplishments,” said Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion.
The Ontario ParaSport Winter Games are delivered by the Sport Alliance of Ontario in partnership with ParaSport Ontario, the Sport Tourism Branch of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Canadian Forces Base Kingston, and the City of Kingston. The Government of Ontario is the primary funder of the Games.