December 8th, 2021, Ottawa – Wheelchair Rugby Canada (WRC) is proud to recognize the trio of Paralympic athletes Zak Madell, Anthony Létourneau and Shayne Smith who have been nominated for the Most Viral Moment Award.
People’s Choice Award: Most Viral Moment of the Year
Created in 2020, the Most Viral Moment Award honours a current or retired national team athlete who has captured the virtual world by storm. This award highlights the magic that lives within sport to inspire and motivate all Canadians through innovative use of a digital platform, captivating athletic performance, or who’s digital actions have been a force for good.
- Women’s Soccer Team
- Quinn, Soccer
- Maggie Mac Neil, Swimming (100m Butterfly)
- Damian Warner, Athletics (Decathlon)
- Kerri Einarson, Curling (Scotties Tournament of Hearts)
- Greg Stewart, Para Athletics (Men’s Shot Put F46)
- Greg Stewart & Brent Lakatos, Para Athletics, Men’s Shot Put F46 / Men’s 100m T53
- Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team
- Aurélie Rivard, Para Swimming (100m Freestyle S10)
- Zak Madell, Anthony Létourneau and Shayne Smith, Wheelchair Rugby
Click here to cast your vote on CBCSports.ca.
Following an exciting return to sport over the course of 2021, AthletesCAN will unveil the finalists for each award from Dec. 7-14, culminating in live virtual broadcast announcing the winners on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on AthletesCAN’s digital channels.
ABOUT CANADIAN SPORT AWARDS
The 44th Canadian Sport Awards have been rebranded to focus more closely on trailblazers, athlete-centred accomplishments and initiatives – with the ultimate goal to unite, amplify and celebrate the leadership and voices of Canada’s national team athletes.
ABOUT WHEELCHAIR RUGBY CANADA
Wheelchair Rugby Canada is the national governing body for the Canadian Heritage Sport of wheelchair rugby. Wheelchair Rugby Canada strives to be a world-leader in wheelchair rugby, a respected advocate for wheelchair athletes and a visionary organization committed to excellence in programs from recruitment to retirement.
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