Canada's Kate O'Brien, Priscilla Gagne capture Paralympic silver medals

Canada's Priscilla Gagne celebrates after winning a silver medal in women's 52kg judo at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Kiichiro Sato/AP)

TOKYO — Canadian athletes captured a pair of silver medals at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday.

Track cyclist Kate O'Brien finished second in the women's C4 500-metre time trial with a time of 35.439 seconds.

Kadeena Cox of Great Britain took gold with a time of 34.812 seconds.

O'Brien was making her Paralympic debut after competing in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

A life-threatening crash in 2017 left the 33-year-old Calgary native with a major head injury.

Judo athlete Priscilla Gagne won another silver medal for Canada in the women's 52-kilogram category. Algeria's Cherine Abdellaoui took gold.

Gagne, who has a visual impairment called retinitis pigmentosa, carried the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies on Tuesday.

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