Canada has competed at every edition of the Parapan Am Games. TORONTO 2015 marks Canada’s first time as host of the Parapan Am Games.
Canada currently sits fifth on the all-time medals list.
At Guadalajara 2011, Canada brought home 63 medals, with 17 coming in swimming, 16 in athletics and 13 in cycling.
Notable Canadian athletes to watch include nine-time Paralympic gold medallist Benoît Huot (swimming), three-time Paralympic gold medallist and four-time world champion Tracey Ferguson (wheelchair basketball) and Guadalajara 2011 gold medallist Ian Kent (table tennis).
Canada has competed in the Pan Am Games since Mexico City 1955, missing only the inaugural Games at Buenos Aires 1951. TORONTO 2015 will mark the third time Canada has hosted the Pan Am Games, previously held in Winnipeg in 1967 and 1999.
With a total of 1,696 medals, Canada currently ranks third on the all-time medal list. The nation’s best performances to date have both come on home soil – placing second in the overall medal count at Winnipeg 1967 and winning their most medals at a single Games (196) at Winnipeg 1999.
Canada was one of eight countries that competed in the sole winter edition of the Pan Am Games, winning seven medals in alpine skiing at Las Leñas 1990.
Several Canadian athletes are expected to defend their gold medals from Guadalajara 2011 in TORONTO 2015, including Rosie MacLennan and Keegan Soehn (trampoline), Michelle Li and Alex Bruce (badminton) and Mo Zhang (table tennis).