Statement by Minister Duncan on Canada’s First Gold Medal at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, congratulates Nathan Riech on winning Canada’s first gold medal at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 24, 2019 /CNW/ – On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I would like to extend my most sincere congratulations to Nathan Riech on winning Canada’s first gold medal at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.

Nathan Riech, from Victoria, British Columbia, earned his gold medal in the para athletics 1500m event on day 1 of competition.

Nathan’s remarkable performance reminds us that Canada is a top sport nation. Our government is proud to support our athletes by providing them the tools they need to reach the podium.

Today, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are filled with pride and admiration at Nathan’s incredible talent, drive and strength as we celebrate this impressive moment in his sport career. He is a true inspiration for all Canadians.

I wish our Canadian athletes much more success as the competition continues in Lima.

Associated Links

Sport Canada

Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games

Team Canada athletes – Lima 2019 Parapan American Games

SOURCE Canadian Heritage


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