9:30 a.m., April 28)
Frost adds two more medals to his collection
By Fred Sherwin
Frost (left) and his tandem bike guide Scott
Laliberte won a pair of silver medals at the
Canadian Indoor Cycling Chapionships in March.
Frost is at it again. The blind-deaf athlete continues
to fight through his disability by perfecting his skills
in different sports throughout the year.
doesnt just participate in various sporting events
catering to blind, visually impaired, or abled athletes,
he very often brings home a medal for his efforts.
was a particularly busy month for Frost with three events
on his schedule. Early in the month, he picked up two
gold medals in tandem bike racing at the Provincial Track
Championships in Milton, Ontario.
March 10-12, Frost travelled west to Fort St. Johns, B.C.,
to partake in the World All-Around Games.
inspiring gentlemen entered the long track speed skating
event as the only disabled athlete at the event but still
managed to finish 8th against the field of able-bodied
was a significant achievement for Frost after finishing
in 11th place in 2016 at the same event in the Netherlands
was extremely hectic with training, travelling and competitions,
Frost admitted. It was busy, but at the same time
very rewarding. The timing of everything was just right,
I felt very good, peaked at the right time and had several
the last weekend in March, Frost continued to impress
with another outstanding performance at the 2017 Canadian
Track Championships for U17 and JuniorPara athletes in
added a silver medal to his collection in the four kilometre
tandem pursuit and missed out on a gold medal performance
in the one kilometre race by less than a second.
ecstatic with being able to achieve my short term goals
in tandem cycling. In addition, I am very pleased with
my improved world status in long track speed skating.
I worked hard with my coach to improve my technique and
it paid off with a new ranking.
his extraordinary month of achievements, dont expect
Frost to sit around and rest on his laurels thats
not in his DNA.
motivated athlete is already gearing up for his next competition
which comes at the end of the month when hell make
the trip to Montreal and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
for the Defi Sportif AlterGo. He and his partner Scott
Laliberte will compete in outdoor tandem para-cycling.
flat track of road racing is a different dynamic compared
to the sloped banks of a Velodrome, explained Frost
of his next conquest. Inclement weather and the
wind are other outdoor variables to contend with which
makes practice and pre-paration somewhat of a challenge
just another challenge that Frost will tackle head on,
similar to a daily battle with his physical limitations
that he continues to overcome.
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