Video - Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games – An Epic Performance


Transcript of Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games – An Epic Performance

This is a bilingual video, the narration is in both English and French.

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host-country logo]

[Text on screen: Toronto Pan AM 2015 Games: An Epic Performance]

[Canadian paralympic swimmer Benoît Huot]

[A Canadian athletics athlete holding his hands up in victory]

[Text on screen: With 168 total medals, Team Canada had the most successful Parapan American Games ever. Our athletes personified what #PARATOUGH is all about. Their sights are now set further … towards Rio 2016 …]

[Team Canada Paralympic medalists with coaches in front of a Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games structure]

[Close-up of Anne Merklinger]

Anne Merklinger (CEO, Own the Podium): “So many of Canada’s athletes and coaches achieved performances of a lifetime. They showed Canada that they want to win, they can win and they are winning."

[Team Canada athletes doing “high fives”]

"Every one of the athletes here, whether they are podium potential for Rio or in 2020, this is such an important confidence booster.”

[Athletes during a track race]

[Spectators in the stands encouraging a Canadian athlete]

[Close-up of Audrey Lemieux in the company of an athlete]

Audrey Lemieux (cycling athlete, translated from French to English): “It really is encouraging, we have an extraordinary team, we have competent staff who ensure we have all the necessary tools to succeed.”

[A group of Paralympic athletes and coaches holding a Canadian flag]

[Close-up of Gaétan Tardif]

Gaétan Tardif (President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, translated from French to English): “It’s extraordinary, and a lot of young athletes still have a year to prepare for Rio. So we have managed to bring a new generation of athletes and our veterans are still here for another year. It is looking very promising for Rio.”

[Canadian Parapan American Games medalists celebrating in the venues]

[Close-up of Katarina Roxon]

Katarina Roxon (Canadian para-swimming athlete): “This has been such a great experience overall. A lot of Canadians are doing so well, it’s great! Leading into Rio now, everyone is going to be going hard, training super hard … and just definitely look for a lot of Canadians on the podium.”

[Wheelchair basketball athletes, two medalists celebrating, a Canadian table tennis athlete holding her hands up in victory, two Canadian wheelchair tennis athletes congratulating each other, a Canadian coach wrapping his arm around his athlete and a volleyball athlete saluting the spectators]

[Text on screen: Thank you to the 216 athletes and the rest of Team Canada for a memorable Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. You made our country proud. With the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games only 389 days away, we look forward to the journey ahead. #PARATOUGH]

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host-country logo]

[Text on screen:]

[Text on screen: #Yearofsport - #AnnéeduSport]

[Canadian Paralympic Logo –]

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