Canada’s LTA Mixed Coxed 4+ Paralympic team announced

Canada's LTA Mixed Coxed Four Rowing team for the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Canada’s LTA Mixed Coxed Four Rowing team for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

A month ago, the five-person crew brought home a gold medal from the World Rowing Cup III in Poznan, Poland. Now, Canada’s LTA (legs, trunk, arms) Mixed Coxed Four team set their sights on Paralympic gold, after being officially announced as team Canada’s representatives in Rio.

Victoria Nolan (Toronto, Ont.), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg, Man.), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Curtis Halladay and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catherines, Ont.) make up the LTAMix4+ team.

The group of five earned Canada a quota spot in Rio after a third place finish at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France in 2015. The team has plenty of experience on the water. The three women will have a combined eight Paralympic Games between them upon their completion of the Rio regatta.

Victoria Nolan and Meghan Montgomery at the London Paralympic Games in 2012.
Victoria Nolan and Meghan Montgomery at the London Paralympic Games in 2012.

Nolan and Montgomery were members of the 2008 team in Beijing and the London 2012 squad and ended up with sixth and seventh place finishes. Kit was also a part of the team at the Summer Games in London.

Former indoor rowing world champion Halladay is just 21-years-old and will be making his Paralympic debut in September. His teammate Todd is a former national level able-bodied rower and it will also be his first Games.

This video is courtesy of the Rowing Canada Twitter feed (@rowing Canada):

 

The Paralympic rowing competition runs at Lagoa Stadium from September 8 to 11.

Support Canada’s LTA4+ team and follow them on Twitter @motocurt84, @KristenKit1, @blindrower, @MeghanRows, @Toddy7t.


Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee

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