Canadian women face final opportunity to qualify for Paralympic Games
OTTAWA – Canada’s women’s sitting volleyball team faces its final opportunity to qualify for next summer’s Paralympic Games in London at the Pan Am Championships set for September 28 to October 2 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The tournament winner will earn the ticket to London. However the U.S., took a Paralympic spot this past summer with a second place finish at the world championships. If the Americans win next week, then the second place team would earn the Paralympic berth.
Brazil and Colombia are the other two countries entered in the tournament.
Canada is fielding a 10-member team with three members from Alberta: Allison Lang, Amber Skyrpan and Jolan Brunner, all of Edmonton. Danielle Ellis and Jordan Funnell are both from Surrey, B.C.; Karen McKoy and Chantal Beauchesne, both of Ottawa.
Manitoba has two players: Emerald Kehler of MacGregor and Leanne Muldrew of Winnipeg. Leaha Hickman of Lashburn, Sask., rounds out the squad.
Dusyy Freimark of Edmonton is the head coach and Janna Dubyk of Edmonton, the assistant.
The team leaves for Brazil on Sunday.
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