Canada Paralympic Games Swimmer Aurélie Rivard Won Bronze

The Tokyo Paralympic Games have just kicked off and already, a Quebec swimmer has won a medal.

Aurélie Rivard, a Paralympian from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and defending Paralympic champion, won a bronze medal in the women's 50 m freestyle event.

This was Rivard's sixth Paralympic medal. She's one of the most decorated Canadian Paralympic swimmers with three golds, two silvers and one bronze.

"Just standing on the podium at the Games is something really special regardless of the position and the colour of the medal," Rivard said in a post-race interview.

"I didn't have a good race but the girls deserve the gold and silver medals. Of course, I wanted to win my title back, which is disappointing, but I'm going to deal with that later."