TOKYO - Midale’s Keely Shaw won a bronze medal for Canada at the Paralympic Games and came close to taking another.
Shaw (nee Toles) was the first athlete to win a medal for Canada at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She won the bronze Aug. 24 in the paracycling C4 3,000-metre individual pursuit.
She recorded a time of three minutes, 48.342 seconds in her Paralympic debut, beating Australia’s Meg Lemon in the bronze medal race indoors at a velodrome.
Shaw also posted Canada's best early result in paracycling as the sport made the switch to the road events. She just missed out on the podium with a fourth place in the women's C4 category on Aug. 30. She finished with a time of 42:11.09, less than a minute behind the bronze medallist.
In her final event, Shaw finished 13th in the women's C4 road race on Sept. 1.
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