Stein wins two medals at Parapan Am Games

Swimmer Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge has won two medals at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games.

Swimmer Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge has won two medals at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games.

He took silver in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 50m freestyle in the games, which run Aug. 7-15.

Brazil’s Andre Brasil, the world record holder in the 100m fly event, won the race in a Parapan Am record time of 56.72.

“I was really trying to reel him in at the 75-metre mark,” said Stein, who has a condition called osteochodritis discans which has resulted in him having 11 surgeries on his leg. “I started to seize up.

“The silver is always good, especially on home soil. It was not quite the time I wanted but it was still a good race,” he said.

After being injured in 2013, the 23-year-old has continued on the recovery trail in 2015 when he qualified for the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto Games.

At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto Stein won the S10 50-metre and 100-m freestyle plus was second in the 100-m butterfly. Less than a week later Stein finished third in the 50-m freestyle at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow.