Brampton swimmer from COBRA going for gold at Paralympics in Tokyo


Published August 16, 2021 at 4:56 pm


After several outstanding performances internationally, Brampton’s Matthew Cabraja will soon be representing Canada at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Cabraja, 19, is a member of the COBRA Swim Club and has already swum for Canada at such prestigious events as the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships and the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Australia.

In Australia, he earned a silver medal in the 100-m backstroke S11. He also captured bronze in the 50-m freestyle S11 and the 200-m individual medley SM11.

The University of Toronto student competes in the S11 class due to visual impairment. The swimming events in Tokyo are scheduled for Aug. 25 – Sept. 3.

In addition, Cabraja is a past recipient of the Ken Giles Award, presented annually by the City of Brampton to the city’s top amateur athlete.

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