*456/1917563.jpgTeam Canada wheelchair basketball team veteran Joey Johnson, of Lorette, has once again been selected to represent Canada, this time at the 2011 Parapan American Games Nov. 12-20, in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Of the 12 selected, Johnson is among 10 who were members of the team
that won a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China.  The Parapan American Games double as Canada’s opportunity to qualify
for the 2012 London Paralympics, were the team is shooting for a fourth
consecutive podium finish.*456/1917563.jpg

"Our quest for another gold medal finish begins anew," said Team
Canada head coach Jerry Tonello in a prepared release. The team was
selected following completion of a recent week-long camp in Toronto.

Canada won back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004, and
have reached the podium at five of the last six consecutive World
Championships dating back to 1990.


Source: Winnipeg Free Press -


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