Paralympic silver in the pool

Canadian swimmer Aurelie Rivard added to her Paralympic medal collection on Sunday, capturing silver in the women's 200-metre individual medley.

The 20-year-old from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., had claimed Canada's first gold medal of the Games two nights earlier, winning the 50 freestyle in a world record time.

Rivard, who was born with an underdeveloped left hand, touched the wall in two minutes 30.03 seconds on Sunday night, to finish behind New Zealand's Sophie Pascal. Pascal won in a world record 2:24.90.

Paralympic veteran Benoit Huot narrowly missed adding a second swim medal on the night, finishing fourth in the 200 I.M.

Huot won the gold medal in the event four years ago in London in a world record time.

At the track, Canadian wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos captured a silver medal in the 400 metres for his second medal of the Rio Paralympics. Liam Stanley added a second medal on the morning for the Canadian track team, racing to silver in the 1,500 metres.

In rowing, Canada won bronze in the LTA mixed coxed four. Britain won gold in 3:17.17, the U.S. was second in 3:19.61 and the Canadians with Victoria Nolan, Meghan Montgomery, Andrew Todd, Curtis Halladay and coxswain Kristen Kit followed in 3:19.90.

"We came back on the U.S. in a big way," said Montgomery, 34, who has a disability in her right hand. "We got from the stern to just being a bow ball away from silver. It was a good race."

Montgomery is a three-time Paralympian who retired after the London Games but made a comeback in 2015.

"This year was about fighting to get back into the boat," she said. "That was a big part of us doing so well today. We had a competitive environment in the boat."

In women's wheelchair basketball, the Canadian women lost their first game after opening with two victories. They fell to Germany 68-54 despite a 23-point effort by Cindy Ouellet.

Canada has 12 medals — three gold, six silver and two bronze — so far in Rio.

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Rio 2016 Medal Count
1United States463738121
3Great Britain27231767


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