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Weldon and Bessette Claim Gold in Cycling Road Race
Sept 8, 2012 - Robbi Weldon has won Paralympic gold in road cycling. The Thunder Bay, Ont., cyclist and pilot Lyne Bessette from Knowlton, Que., were first in the women's road race in a visually impaired classification.
Grand'Maison Captures Gold in 200m Individual Medley
Sept. 7, 2012 - Valerie Grand'Maison ended Canada's lull in gold medals at the Paralympic Games. The 24-year-old from Fleurimont, Que., won the women's 200-metre individual medley in a visually impaired class in world-record time.

Mortimer Finds Fourth Paralympics Medal
Sept 6, 2012 - Canadian swimmer Summer Mortimer earned her fourth medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in the women's 100 metre freestyle. Mortimer touched the wall in a time of one minute, 1.58 seconds to claim third spot and her first bronze medal of the Games.

Stilwell and Lakatos have silver touch at Paralympic Games
September 5, 2012 – Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., each won silver medals today, Canada's fifth and sixth medals on this the sixth day of track and field competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Rivard Swims to Silver at Paralympic Games
In women’s S10 400 freestyle, Elodie Lorandi of France took the title in 4:34.55, 16-yar-old Aurélie Rivard lowered her Canadian record to 4:36.46, nine seconds than her previous best set in the morning prelims. Susan Scott of the U.S., was third in 4:37.23.

Silver for Canadians: Brianna Nelson 200 IM, Valerie Grand'maison 100m Freestyle
Sept. 2, 2012 - Canadian swimmer Brianna Nelson won her second silver medal of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in the women's 200 metre individual medley. Nelson finished in a time of three minutes, 4.6 seconds.

Mortimer Strikes Gold in Women's 50m Freestyle
August 31, 2012 - Canadian women Summer Mortimer and Brianna Nelson added another gold and silver to Canada's medal haul in the pool at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Virginia McLachlan Wins Bronze in 200m Sprint
August 31, 2012 - Canadian athletics competitor Virginia McLachlan sprinted to a bronze medal in the women's 200 metre race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Windsor, Ont., based runner earned Canada's first medal from the track and field portion of the competition.

Canadian Paralympic Team Enjoying Best-Ever Support
August 29, 2012 - There has never been a Canadian Paralympic team as well funded and supported as the one currently in London for the 2012 Games.

Paralympics: 10 things you need to know
August 28, 2012 - After the success of the London Olympics there's unprecedented excitement about the Paralympics. But what are the differences between the two sets of Games?

Record number of female Paralympians to take part in London 2012
The greatest number of women Paralympians ever will compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, it has been announced.

Canada’s Tonya Verbeek wins silver in 55-kg event
August 9, 2012 - The Grimsby, Ont. wrestler competed in the gold medal match today and was defeated by Saori Yoshida of Japan.
Canada beats France to win bronze
August 9, 2012 -It will be remembered as the greatest moment in Canadian women’s soccer history, an improbable goal in extra time that has given the country an Olympic bronze medal.
Olympians inspire girls to succeed
In a message that transcends medals, girls around the world are learning the value of a strong work ethic, and the importance of conquering adversity, as women excel at sports from archery to pole vaulting. NBC’s Chris Jansing reports. - Nightly News | Aired on August 07, 2012
Carol Huynh wins bronze in 48-kilogram category
August 8, 2012 - In the bronze medal match Huynh defeated Isabelle Sambou of Senegal. Huynh won by winning the first two rounds.
Olympic gender equity still far off for many
August 6, 2012 - While the IOC is making an effort to include women in sport, it operates “in slow motion,” said Karin Lofstrom, CAAWS ED.
Rosie MacLennan wins gold, Karen Cockburn in fourth
August 4, 2012 - Rosannagh MacLennan won Canada's first gold medal of the London Olympics on Saturday, taking top spot in the women's trampoline at the North Greenwich Arena.
Women’s rowing eight wins silver
August 2, 2012 - For a solid two years, the crew of Canadians women’s rowing eight had only one goal: Beat the allegedly unbeatable Americans. They didn’t care about anyone else, not the Dutch, not the Romanians, who are the other traditional powerhouses in the sport.
Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion win bronze
July 31, 2012 - Montreal’s Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion, bronze medalists in the women’s 10-metre synchronized diving at the London Olympics, have a connection that goes far beyond the pool.
Canada’s women’s gymnastics team makes history with fifth-place finish
July 31, 2012 - When you think of the Olympic Games, placing fifth typically isn’t the kind of finish to incite joyful tears, fits of dancing and bouncing group hugs.

Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel win first medal for Canada
July 29, 2012 - This country’s first medal of the 2012 Summer Games. For the magnificent Heymans, it was her fourth medal in four consecutive Summer Olympics. “I couldn’t have ever imagined diving in four games or being in this position at 30.”

7 questions to ask your daughter while watching the Olympics
Are you planning to watch the London Olympics with your daughter? The Olympics provide a great opportunity for you to connect with your daughter on topics like doing something you love and following your passion, rewards vs. self-satisfaction, goal planning and role models.
Olympic leaders on CAAWS Most Influential Women List.
Caroline Assalian, Chief Sport Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee;Charmaine Crooks, Board of Directors, Canadian Olympic Committee; Clara Hughes, Olympian in speed skating and cycling; Mary Spencer, boxer are among the 20 women on the 2011 List.

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One of the Super Athletes - Robbi Weldon, Paralympic Cycling