When the starting gun goes off at the 2017 IPC World Championships in London this July, four Lions will be wearing the maple leaf as they take their mark on the starting line.
Athletics Canada named their 24 member team on Monday including Lion athletes Josh Cassidy, Tommy Des Brisay along with Jason Dunkerley and his guide Jeremie Venne.
While Cassidy and Dunkerley will be returning to London’s Olympic stadium, the IPC Championships will mark the international debuts for both Des Brisay and Venne.
While retiring from international competition last fall, Dunkerley was named based on his performance last season and will contest the the T11 1500m with Venne. A veteran national team member, Dunkerley enters what is likely his final world championship with four medals, including three gold.
Racing in the T54 5000m, London will mark Cassidy’s fifth world championship. He is coming off a top 10 finish at last year’s Paralympic Games.
Des Brisay will contest will also be contesting the 5000m, though in the T20 category. He currently is ranked third globally with a best of 15:17.87.
The world championships will commence July 14 and continue until the 23rd