Premier Stephen McNeil offered congratulations today, Sept. 19, to the Nova Scotia athletes who competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“These athletes put in a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication in becoming members of the Canadian team and Nova Scotians are proud of their efforts,” said Premier McNeil. “I congratulate all the athletes for the spirit they showed in competition at the Games.”
Sailors Paul Tingley of Halifax and Scott Lutes of Mahone Bay won bronze medals as part of Canada’s Sonar crew on the weekend.
Nova Scotia’s other Paralympians were:
— Devin Gotell, Antigonish – swimming
— Danial Murphy, Bedford – swimming
— Jamey Jewells, Donkin, Cape Breton Regional Municipality – wheelchair basketball
— Pamela LeJean, Sydney – F53 shotput
— Jillian MacSween, Halifax – goalball