33-year-old Ontario Miranda Aimee is in her third game. She participated in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016. Canada was ranked 8th and 7th, respectively. She also competed in the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, where the country won a gold medal.
For his part, Nathan Hirayama is the co-captain of the 7-a-side rugby team. The 33-year-old British Columbian is the leading scorer in Canadian history. He is one of the best game makers. At the end of the 2020 season, he was ranked 3rd in world rugby R7 World Series history.
Chosen in part for the thoughtful leadership they have demonstrated throughout their careers, they are role models for the spirit of this Team Canada. They are very talented people who invest themselves to build their peers and their communities, they have the understanding of past generations and the aspirations of future generations., Said Team Canada’s Chef de Mission Marnie McBean.
Live Celebration Friday
The opening ceremony, hosted by Mary-Jose Turcotte and Saline Galipou, will be broadcast live on Friday at 6:30 am (EDT) on the web (ici.radio-canada.ca/jeux-olympiques) And on Radio-Canada Television.
On the web, the ceremony will be broadcast in Quebec Sign Language (LSQ), with a detailed video, caption and in eight native languages.