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Ten Canadian Athletes Join Team Toyota Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Benoît Huot
Benoît Huot
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Team Toyota welcomed ten Canadian athletes set to compete in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, all of whom overcame major barriers on their journey to the Olympics. This makes them a perfect fit for Toyota, who launched the “Start Your Impossible” global campaign prior to the 2018 Paralympic and Olympic Winter Games to highlight the stories of inspirational athletes. It also ties into the automaker’s “Let’s Go Places” slogan, which underpins its efforts to provide mobility for all regardless of limitations.

“We’re excited to welcome ten exceptional Canadian athletes to Team Toyota, and we’re proud to be supporting them on each of their individual journeys,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Each of these inspirational athletes has overcome barriers to achieve performance excellence at the highest level, and we hope that sharing their stories will inspire other Canadians to conquer their own challenges.”

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The Canadian athletes who joined Team Toyota are

  • Melissa Bishop (800m)
  • Ellie Black (artistic gymnastics)
  • Cody Caldwell (wheelchair rugby)
  • Stefan Daniel (paratriathlon)
  • Nik Goncin (wheelchair basketball)
  • Benoît Huot (para-swimming)
  • Tory Nyhaug (BMX cycling)
  • Cindy Ouellet (wheelchair basketball and para-Nordic skiing)
  • Aurélie Rivard (para-swimming)
  • Erica Wiebe (wrestling)

“Reaching the Paralympic and Olympic level of competition is a long, hard journey for every athlete, and it’s only possible through the support of friends and family, plus the contributions of organizations such as Toyota Canada,” said Benoît Huot, a recently retired Canadian Paralympic swimmer and Team Toyota athlete. “On behalf of all the Team Toyota athletes, we’re grateful for this important support as we prepare to represent Canada on the world stage.”

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