Get Inside the Action: Parapan Am Athletes on Twitter!
Immerse yourself into the Parapan Am experience along with our athletes. Not only are they amazing competitors, but they know their way around social media. Feel their pain and their gain! A caveat: these are not scientifically chosen. I like them because of their frequency, retweet-ability and enthusiasm. If you've got a fave Parapan athlete Twitter buddy, add them in the comments.
Photo: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald/
Wheelchair Rugby player Zak Madell @ZMadell. The master of "murderball", CBC calls Zak "one to watch". Zak's tweets are enthusiastic and funny. Zak's from Okotoks, Alberta. Zak does not take his eye off the ball!
Photo Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Europe Sept. 8, 2012
Swimmer Benoit Huot @benhuot. Wow. Five golds, Athens 2004. Fifty world records. Philanthropist and motivational speaker. The pride of Longueuil, Quebec. Find out about his accomplishments and work. Tweets in English and French.
Photo Source: Getty Images/https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2014/08/10/deux-medailles-pour-benoit-huot
Wheelchair Basketball player Jamey Jewells @JameyJewells. A product of Variety Village's all abilities training program, Sydney Nova Scotia native Jamey pulls no punches! She will keep you on the edge of your seat during the action. She's married to fellow Paralympian - and Variety Villager Adam Lancia. Find out more about their wonderful story.
Photo source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/0/disability-sport/13513657
Expand your Parapan experience even more with these Twitter feeds. The info will be current, accurate and dependable!
- CBC's Scott Russell is a passionate supporter of amateur sport. Find him @SportsWkndScott. Scott hosts the CBC Sports Prime Time and Late Night CBC Parapan Am program.
- Accessible Media Inc. @a11ymedia AMI live-describes CBC's coverage of the games beginning August 7
- Make the most of your valuable Twitter time with the hashtags #paratough, #a11y, #Toronto2015 and #ParaPanAmGames.
Follow these feeds and you'll be the best informed person you know about Parapan Am 2015!