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CANTERBURY PARA SWIMMING SQUAD
The Canterbury Para Swimming Squad continues to go from strength to strength. At the latest session held at the Graham Condon Pool there were 14 Para swimmers in attendance.
A number of Para swimmers from around the South Island (including Geraldine, Dunedin and Wanaka) have joined the squad this year.
The squad is coached by Kayne Tukapua and Felicity Lowen, and supported by a number of local swim club coaches.
ICF PARA CANOE WORLD CUP
Congratulations to Scott Martlew who won silver in the KL2 Men's 200m (kayak) at the ICF Para Canoe World Cup in Hungary. His time of 41.501 was only 0.16 seconds behind Australia's Curtis McGrath who won gold.
Scott Martlew then went on to finish 4th in the VL3 Men's 200m (va’a / outrigger) final. Scott will now begin preparations for the Para Canoe World Championships later this year.
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MEMBERS RECOGNISED WITH AWARDS
A number of our members have had their achievements recognised at recent Sports Awards.
At the Athletics Canterbury Awards Dinner, William Stedman received The O’Grady Trophy for being the most outstanding track & field athlete still attending school. William was also named the Athletics Canterbury Para Athlete of the Year.
At the same Awards Dinner, Ruth Liong received the Athletics Canterbury Official of the Year Award. Ruth is an international Para athletics official.
At the South Canterbury Sports Awards, Handcyclist Jono Nelson was named the South Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability for his outstanding achievements over the past 12 months.
BOCCIA AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TITLES
ParaFed Canterbury Boccia Players, Thomas Chin, Andrew Hocken and Matt Whiting, were part of the Boccia New Zealand Squad that competed at the Boccia Australia National Titles.
Matt Whiting won silver in the BC1/2 teams event, while Thomas Chin won bronze in the BC4/5 individual competition.
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