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Special Olympics Quebec Athlete Breaks Multiple Records at Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

Athlete giving two thumbs up and smiling.
Gabriel Dupuy gives two thumbs up after a successful Games.

On 16 August 2022, Special Olympics athlete, Gabriel Dupuy, lined up for his first race of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games (Games). Gabriel was representing Team Quebec at the Games and competing in the 100m and 200m races.

In Dupuy’s first race of the competition, he set a new Canada Games Special Olympics record with a time of 23.89 in the 200m. The following day, he broke the 100m record, with a time of 11.53.

But he wasn’t finished yet.

Moving into the medal rounds, Dupuy found a new gear and shattered both records again, running the 200m in 23.33 and the 100m in 11.30, earning two gold medals for Team Quebec.

Two athletes standing facing each other double high fiving in the air.
Special Olympics athletes Regan Hofley from Team Manitoba and Shannon Doiron fromTeam New Brunswick high five after competition.

The Canada Games are separate from the Special Olympics Canada Games. They are Canada’s largest multi-sport event and have included athletes with disabilities since 1993. Over the better part of the last 30 years, athletes from both Paralympics and Special Olympics have competed in select sports in both the Summer and Winter Games.

Inclusion in the Canada Games gives Special Olympics athletes the chance to shine in front of their peers from generic sports, and gain experience at major competitions. Special Olympics athletes compete in their own sport divisions and give their all as members of provincial/territorial and regional teams alongside generic athletes, coming together in unified team spirit. For the 2022 Canada Games, Special Olympics athletes were selected to compete in Swimming and Athletics.

Find all the results and watch replays of the competition.

The next edition of the Canada Games will take in Prince Edward Island, where Special Olympics athletes will compete again representing their provinces and territories in Figure Skating.

Athlete with a big smile on his face, arms up in the air, holding the Quebec flag in celebration.
Gabriel Dupuy celebrates his victory at the track.

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