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Canada's Olympians Stephanie Labbé and Georgia Simmerling Got Engaged

Two athletes who were part of Canada's Olympic team in Tokyo have announced their engagement.

Stephanie Labbé and Georgia Simmerling posted the exciting news on their personal Instagram accounts.

"Through my ugly crying I could barely hear what you said, but what I do know is that spending the rest of my life with you by my side is the greatest gift. My heart and soul are complete with you in my life. I feel safe, calm and hopeful that no matter what comes our way we will be ok. My best friend, my soulmate, my rock, my FIANCÉE," Labbé wrote.

Labbé was the goalkeeper who helped Canada to a gold medal by winning a penalty shoot-out against Sweden in the Olympic soccer final.

Fellow athlete Simmerling, who is part of Team Canada's track cycling team, won bronze in the women's team pursuit.

"A camping trip we'll never forget," Simmerling wrote on Instagram. "I asked my best friend to spend the rest of her life with me aaaand (sic) SHE SAID YAAASSSSS! My heart is so full. I love you with all that I am."

Love was in the air after the Games for fellow Canadian Olympic athlete Jennifer Abel, who said "yes to [her] soulmate" Montreal boxer David Lemieux, at the airport after coming home from Tokyo.

One of Canada's most decorated Paralympic athletes has expressed her disappointment that her home country doesn't pay its Olympic and Paralympic athletes equally.

Swimmer Aurélie Rivard from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has won five gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze in a decorated career spanning across three Paralympic Games — London 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and now the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Canada’s Paralympic Athletes Get Paid $0 For Winning A Gold Medal While Olympians Get $20K

American Paralympians and Olympians now get paid exactly the same.👇

Canada's Paralympic athletes do not get paid for winning a medal at the games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee has confirmed.

In comparison, those competing for Canada at the Olympics can get $20,000 for each gold medal, $15,000 for each silver medal and $10,000 for every bronze medal.

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A Canadian Olympian pulled off a golden moment when leaving Tokyo Airport and thankfully the security workers had a sense a humour.

Track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell, who won gold in the women's individual cycling sprint, hid her medal under her T-shirt as she walked through the metal detectors at security.

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Team Canada's quest for gold medals doesn't stop with the Olympics — there are 128 Paralympic athletes also competing at the highest level in Tokyo and they're already making the country so proud.

Canada's first medal at the 2021 Paralympic Games came early on the morning of Wednesday, August 25, just a day after the competition's opening ceremony. Plenty more medals have since followed — including the team's first gold medal — as Team Canada looks to best its record from the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics (where its athletes won 29 medals).

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