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Midale’s Shaw won a bronze for Canada at the Paralympics

Midale's Keely Shaw had an impressive performance at Paralympics
Keely Shaw Medal
Keely Shaw, who hails from Midale, won a bronze medal in paracycling in the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Photo by Jean-Baptiste Benavent with Cycling Canada

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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