Stewart among athletes, coaches, medical staff to be welcomed home on Sept. 8

Stewart won gold for Canada in men's F46 shot put at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Aug. 31, setting a personal best and Paralympics record with a 16.75-metre heave

Paralympian gold medallist Greg Stewart will be among those welcomed home on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Tournament Capital Centre.

The event welcoming Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and medical staff will take place at 4 p.m. at TCC's lower field (throws area below Hillside Stadium).

Short speeches from athletes and dignitaries will be made before athletes answer questions from the media and sign autographs.

Stewart won gold for Canada in men's F46 shot put at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Aug. 31.

The 7-foot-2 athlete's throw measured 16.75 metres in length, and was not only a personal best for the Kamloops athlete, but also a Paralympics record.

Stewart was born with nothing below the elbow on his left arm. His history pursuing the Paralympic Games dates back to 2001, when he competed nationally in standing and seated disabled volleyball.

He won silver in the men’s F46 shot put division at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai — part of the tremendous growth he's seen in recent years leading up to his gold medal.

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