For Immediate Release
TORONTO (March 3, 2022) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate the 49 athletes and guides named to Team Canada for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games. CSIO would like to recognize the 22 Ontario athletes and guides, numerous Ontario coaches, and countless Ontario-based support staff representing Canada at the Games. Ontario athletes comprise 45% of the Canadian Paralympic Team, the most of any province or territory!
Among the Canadian athletes competing at the Games, 12 members of the Team have received support from CSIO during their athletic career. CSIO works or has worked with these athletes and their coaches to optimize their performance and enhance their ability to succeed on the international stage. This includes the delivery of best-in-class sport science services such as strength and conditioning, sport nutrition, mental performance, biomechanics and performance analysis, physiology, sport medicine and athletic therapy, and access to best-in-class training facilities.
CSIO would also like to congratulate the 4 athletes on Team Canada who have been a part of CSIO’s Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program. OHPSI is a program designed by CSIO and funded by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, to provide sport science and sport medicine services to provincial athletes who are best capable of achieving future international success on senior national teams in targeted winter and summer sports. The OHPSI investment also contributes to funding support for athlete participation in competition and training, coach / technical leadership support and professional development, and enhancing a sports’ daily training environments.
CSIO’s purpose is Elevating People & Performances and these Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes are a testament to the best-in-class program and service delivery and support that CSIO staff provide in the pursuit of #BuildingChampions.
CSIO wishes Team Canada the best of luck at the Games! We will be cheering for you – Go Canada Go!
“CSIO would like to congratulate the Ontario and CSIO Affiliated Athletes who were named to the Canadian Paralympic Team for the Beijing 2022 Games. The pandemic has disrupted training, preparation, and competition opportunities, but our athletes have shown continued resilience and dedication to their sport as they get set to compete in Beijing. To the coaches, technical leaders, practitioners, and support staff – thank you for your flexibility and willingness to adapt time and time again to support our athletes throughout the past two years. We can’t wait to cheer on Team Canada as they go for gold at the Games!”
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
BY THE NUMBERS:
49 – Team Canada Athletes
22 – Ontario Athletes
12 – CSIO Affiliated Athletes
4 – OHPSI Athletes (Current or Former)
A Complete List of Ontario Athletes & A Complete List of CSIO Affiliated Athletes Representing Canada at the 2022 Paralympic Games Enclosed.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing best-in-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert staff deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and Sport Canada. www.csiontario.ca
Photo: Dave Holland / Canadian Paralympic Committee