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3 Final Stops for Canadian PARA players to Conclude 2013
Last Update: February 10, 2014

The Copa Tango in Buenos Aires, the Mike Dempsey Memorial in San Diego and the Para PanAmerican Championships in Costa Rica were the final stops of the Canadian PARA players in 2013.
Copa Tango – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Canadian team made four trips to the podium at the Coppa Tango in Argentina. Stephanie Chan paired up with Sophie Walloe, Denmark to claim gold in the women’s class 7-10. In singles play she made it to the Finals where she had a close match with Giselle Munoz, Argentina – Chan had to be content with silver.
On the men’s side Masoud Mojtahed showed up on fire. Mojtahed claimed gold in Class 7 defeating a number of Latin American opponents.
PanAm Games Champion Ian Kent looked strong in the group stages of men’s Class 8, but fell in the quarterfinals in a close 2:3 contest.
Mojtahed and Kent teamed up for team Class 8 and managed to take silver, losing in the Finals to Brazil team.
Stephanie Chan: Silver (Class 7)
Masoud Mojtahed: Gold (Class 7)
Masoud Mojtahed + Ian Kent: Silver (Class 7-8)    
Stephanie Chan + Sophie Walloe (Denmark): Gold (Class 7-10)    
2nd Mike Dempsey Memorial Championships – San Diego, USA
Following a preparatory training camp, the Canadian team gave a strong showing at this well-attended competition: three medals in a tough field of international competition.  Alex Christie and Stephanie Chan both took bronze in their singles events (Class 10 and 7 respectively).  The dynamic duo of Mojtahed / Kent overwhelmed the competition and took gold in the teams Class 8 event.
Stephanie Chan: Bronze (Class 7)        
Ian Kent + Masoud Mojtahed: Gold (Class 8)
Alex Christie: Bronze (Class 10)
PARA PanAm Championships – San José, Costa Rica
The Para PanAm Championships attracted the best talents from across North and South America to fight for spots for the 2014 World Championships, to be held in Bejing in September 2014. The event was organized at the highest level providing excellent playing conditions and hospitality.
The Canadian squad attended with a lineup of 5 players, eager to qualify for a trip to China. Stephanie Chan had a hard loss to Jane Rodrigues, Brazil, coming within a few points of earning a spot at the World Championships. Ian Kent and Masoud Mojtahed both took bronze in their respective classes in the Singles and teamed up to take the gold in Class 8.
Ian Kent: Bronze (Class 8)            
Masoud Mojtahed: Bronze (Class 7)
Ian Kent + Masoud Mojtahed: Gold (Class 8)