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North Bay's Shaw wins Parapan Am Games gold

'It’s definitely the biggest win so far of my career as far as the magnitude of the stage, the amount of fans in the crowd'
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Rob Shaw. Supplied.

North Bay's Rob Shaw made Canadian tennis history by becoming the first player, stand-up or wheelchair, to win a multi-sport medal in singles and he did so by beating world No. 2 David Wagner of USA for the gold medal at the Parapan Am Games which are going on in Lima, Peru. 

“It’s definitely the biggest win so far of my career as far as the magnitude of the stage, the amount of fans in the crowd," said Shaw in a release.  

"I’ve had bigger emotional ones for sure, but as far as the complete package, nothing is bigger than winning a gold medal.”  

It was Shaw’s first win over Wagner in eight tries, and he came out firing to a 4-0 start en route to a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the quad singles tournament. Shaw also becomes the first quad tennis champion at a Parapan Am Games, with the classification making its debut at these Games.  
 
 




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