Canada wins the bronze medal in sitting volleyball at Parapan American Games

GUADALAJARA – Austin Hinchey of Edmonton scored 14 points and Jose Rebelo of St-Hubert, Que., launched six service aces as Canada defeated Colombia 25-13, 25-12, 25-16 to win the bronze medal on Friday in men’s sitting volleyball at the Parapan American Games.

Canada also won the bronze at the 2007 Games in Rio

“This is my first international medal”, said Hinchey, the team captain. “I’m really pumped. The team has come a long way in the last while and I expect we will be in the hunt for gold in Toronto for the 2015 Games.”

Strong serving and minimal errors helped Canada to the victory.

“The team responded well from yesterday’s loss ( to Brazil in the semifinal),” added head coach Ian Halliday of Calgary. “It’s not always easy to come back and play a bronze medal game. This will likely be the last game for some of our players and we just wanted to play for us. We knew what we were getting in Colombia and wanted to just focus on our game.”  

The gold medal match between the U.S., and Brazil was held later Friday.

Canadian team roster:

Last name

Name

#

Caps

City

Province

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naval

Jason

1

15

Toronto

ON

Bartholdy

Mikael

2

42

Calgary

AB

Hinchey

Austin

3

37

Edmonton

AB

Matthews

Larry

4

23

St. Albert

AB

Quast

Bradley

12

8

Edmonton

AB

Drummond

Chad

6

39

Edmonton

AB

Learoyd

Douglas

7

42

Calgary

AB

Dechaine

Eric

10

42

St. Lina

AB

Rebelo

José

11

42

St. Hubert

QC

Stewart

Gregory

14

34

Kamloops

BC

Marchand

David

15

7

St. Albert

AB

 

 

Staff

 

MacDonald

Kerry

 Manager

 

Calgary

AB

Halliday

Ian

Head coach

 

Calgary

AB

Sewell

Raymond

Assistant coach

 

Calgary

AB

Beck

Hilary

Athletic Therapist

 

Calgary

AB