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Canadian top athletes in the Olympics in Rio 2016

Canadian winning 22 medals in the Rio Olympics in 2016 are at 20th position when it comes to Olympics medals tally did definitely better considering their last olympic performance when they won 18 medals in total and were ranked 36 overall in medals tally. The sports in which they excelled were athletics, swimming and rowing. Winning 4 golds, 3 silvers and 15 bronze medals Canada showed a great room for improvement in the upcoming international events. Here are the Athletes who won olympic titles for Canada.

Penny Oleksiak


She is the first Canadian athlete to win four medals in the summer games. She won 1 gold in 100m freestyle swimming, 1 silver in 100m butterfly and 2 bronze in different relay event along with her teammates  Sandrine Mainville, Chantal Van Landeghem, Taylor Ruck.

Rosie MacLennan


The nation’s flag bearer during the opening ceremony parade retained her title of gold which she won in London 2012 in Trampoline was also the country’s first to win two gold medals in an individual event.

Derek Drouin


The higher jumper won the gold at the height of 2.38 and the only athlete to do so in the games. Securing only a bronze medal in London 2012 he improved his form and made his way for the gold title.

Erica Wiebe


Making her way into her first games in Rio 2016, winning a gold is very difficult especially when it comes to playing the Kazakhstan’s Guzel Manyurova who was the current champion and the two time gold winner. She did it with style in the 75kg freestyle category and won the gold with the perfect score of 6-0.

Andre De Grasse


The sprinter had no chance of winning the gold because he was up against the mighty Usain Bolt, but he did his personal best capturing the clock in 20.02 in the 200m winning the silver adding to his bronze in the 100m. The 21 year old has a lot the give in the upcoming events and other competitors should look out for him since the Usain bolt is retiring, the gold titles in sprinting will be up for grabs in the upcoming games. He also won the 4X100m relay bronze medal along with his teammates Akeem Haynes, Aaron Brown, and Brendon Rodney.

Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee


The duo won their and the country’s first rowing medal ever after securing the silver medal at 7.588 minutes. The youngster saw redemption after their failing to even secure a spot in the final heat of 2012 olympics.

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