12 episodes

Weekly podcast previewing the 2016 Paralympics in Rio and profiling Canadian prospects.Download the latest episodes oniTunes,Stitcheror your favourite android podcast player.Keep in touch onreportonrio.comfor all the latest Canadian Paralympic news and stay connected to the pod on twitter@roadtoriopod.

Road to Rio Podcast Road to Rio Podcast

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Weekly podcast previewing the 2016 Paralympics in Rio and profiling Canadian prospects.Download the latest episodes oniTunes,Stitcheror your favourite android podcast player.Keep in touch onreportonrio.comfor all the latest Canadian Paralympic news and stay connected to the pod on twitter@roadtoriopod.

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Twelve

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Twelve

    16 years ago, Canada's Simon Whitfield secured a seminal victory at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, becoming the first winner of the triathlon in the history of the Games. This September, paratriathlon makes it’s debut at the Paralympic Games and there’s a young Canadian hoping to replicate the feat. The Paralympic Games are just one week away. Before Braydon and Ciarán head off to Rio, they chat to para-triathlete Stefan Daniel. 

    • 21 min
    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Eleven

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Eleven

    With the Paralympic Games right around the corner, the Road to Rio pod sat down with Canadian discus thrower and Parapan gold medalist Renee Foessel.
    Born with cerebral palsy that effects the right side of her body, Foessel's athleticism and work ethic has propelled her to the top of the world in the F38 discus classification. At 21-years-old, she will compete in her first Paralympic Games in Rio and has a legitimate shot at coming home with a medal.

    • 26 min
    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Ten

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Ten

    In a special bumper episode we sit down with ReportOnRio.com Co-editor Quinton Amundson. We take a deep dive into swimming, athletics, sailing, wheelchair basketball and more. Don't miss Q-Tip's hot-takes. 

    • 36 min
    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Nine

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Nine

    Braydon threatens a whole episode on Pokemon Go but fortunately Ciarán keeps things on track as episode nine features an in-depth interview with sitting volleyball star Shacarra Orr. A car accident cut short her stand-up volleyball career as it was hitting its high school heights but like any aspiring athlete, Shacarra simply made the transition to the something new and worked every day to master it. Now, aged 19, she's headed to Rio as a member of Canada's first Paralympic sitting volleyball squad. 

    • 21 min
    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Eight

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Eight

    Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2016 Paralympic Games is Chantal Petitclerc and she was a special guest on this weeks episode of the Road to Rio Podcast. In addition to her role as the Canadian Paralympic Ambassador, Petitclerc is a Senator, public speaker, and mentor to many Canadian athletes.
    The former wheelchair racer is a 14-time Paralympic gold medalist and is the only Canadian to have also won gold in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
    Download the latest episodes on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite android podcast player.
    Keep in touch on reportonrio.com for all the latest Canadian Paralympic news and stay connected to the pod on twitter @roadtoriopod.

    • 24 min
    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Seven

    Road to Rio Podcast - Episode Seven

    The Road to Rio Podcast jumped into the world of para-judo, highlighted by an exclusive interview with Priscilla Gagné, who will be making her Paralympic debut.
    We discuss why Priscilla changed her path from wrestling to judo, what she needs to do to compete for a medal, and how she gets focused a match.
    Download the latest episodes on iTunes,Stitcher or your favourite android podcast player.
    Keep in touch on reportonrio.com for all the latest Canadian Paralympic news and stay connected to the pod on twitter @roadtoriopod.

    • 25 min

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