This concludes the 2015 ParaPan American Games with Gold, Silver and Bronze

Team Canada is celebrating the win of our 3 medals in the Table Tennis Event at the 2015 ParaPan American Games.

The Gold Medal in the Women’s Single Class 6/7 Competition went to Stephanie Chan, the Silver Medal in the Men’s Team Class 5-8 Competition went to Curtis Caron, Masoud Mojtahed, Ian Kent and the Bronze Medal in the Men’s Single Class 8 Competition went to Ian Kent. It has been a week filled with emotions and hard fought battles on the road to the medals. Team Canada stood together, supported each other and celebrated the medals as a Team. What a wonderful experience for everyone involved to makes these Games rememberable. 

Curtis Caron after the Finals, "It felt great being part of this team sitting on the bench with the Canadian Crowd in my back. What an amazing experience to be in the stadium. I learned a lot over the last couple of days. It was great to be exposed to the best Players in the Pan Americas. I am planning on training hard so I am ready for the Games in 4 years."

"A very happy Ian Kent is talking about winning the Silver Medal against such a strong team from Brazil. "In the doubles we tried to get into good ball placing. That was the key against this strong team from Brazil, both Gold Medal winners in the Class 7 and the Class 8. We had some success, that is why it was so close. In the singles match I played very well, maybe not my absolute best as my opponent did not give me the chance."

In his Single Match, Ian was down 8-3 in the first set, while coming back and winning it 11-9. Ian’s responds on this was “The crowd played a big part in this. It was actually very loud. Playing on home soil makes a huge different and that my youngest son came made a big difference for me. I did not pull through, but we almost made it!”

Once again, a big thank you to all the Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Families, Friends and all the Supporters coming and joining us on this journey. We are looking forward to take part of the next ParaPan American Games in 2019 in Lima, Peru.

Ian Kent at age 54, “I will see you in Peru!”

Here are all the results from the Toronto 2015 Games: