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Ten Canadian Paralympians to Watch

CBC Sports Online

Canadian Paralympic athletes have been in a league of their own when competing at the Olympics.

The 2008 team consists of 143 athletes - the same number the Canadian Paralympic Committee sent to the 2004 Athens Games.

Canada finished third in the medal standings during the last two Paralympics, and Canadian officials are hoping for another top-five placing this year in Beijing.

With the Paralympics set to begin Sept. 7, here are 10 athletes who should help Canada reach its top-five goal...

Stephanie Dixon (Swimming): Dixon is one of the most decorated Canadian athletes ever to compete at the Paralympic Games. Over the last two Olympics, the Victoria resident has won a total 13 medals, including six golds. Despite being born with one leg, she began competing against able-bodied athletes at 13, and made Canada's national team for swimmers with a disability a year later.

Read the whole story at CBC Sports Online...


CBC Paralympics, the web site...

Watch CBC television coverage of the Paralympics (all times are Eastern):
Saturday, Sept. 6: 19:00 to 20:00 (Opening Ceremony)
Saturday, Sept. 13: 13:00 to 15:30
Saturday, Sept. 20: 12:00 to 13:00
Saturday, Sept. 27: 14:00 to 15: 30

What's On -
SEPT. 6 19:00 ET Paralympics on Opening Ceremony
SEPT. 7 12:00 ET Paralympics on Highlights Day One
SEPT. 8 12:00 ET Paralympics on Highlights Day Two
SEPT. 9 12:00 ET Paralympics on Highlights Day Three
SEPT. 10 12:00 ET Paralympics on Highlights Day Four
...for web coverage past September 10th, check out the CBC Paralympics web site....

Official Paralympic schedule and results site...

Go Canada! Go Stephanie!