The 2020 Summer Olympics have concluded in Tokyo with Team Canada winning 24 total medals – Seven Gold, Six Silver, and 11 Bronze Medals, good for 11th place overall – both in the number of total medals and the numbers of Gold Medals.
The Games had to be delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team Canada won medals in the following sports:
Women’s 100 m butterfly (Maggie Mac Neil)
Women’s 64 kg Weightlifting (Maude Charron)
Women’s eight rowing (Susanne Grainger, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Andrea Proske, Lisa Roman, Christine Roper, Avalon Wasteneys, and Kristen Kit)
Men’s 200 m (Andre De Grasse)
Men’s decathlon (Damian Warner)
Women’s Football tournament (Canada women’s national soccer team)
Women’s sprint (Kelsey Mitchell)
Women’s 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (Kayla Sanchez, Maggie Mac Neil, Taylor Ruck, Rebecca Smith, and Penny Oleksiak)
Women’s synchronized 3 metre springboard (Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu)
Women’s 100 m backstroke (Kylie Masse)
Women’s 200 m backstroke (Kylie Masse)
Women’s C-1 200 metres (Laurence Vincent Lapointe)
Men’s 5,000 m (Mohammed Ahmed)
Women’s 57 kg Judo (Jessica Klimkait)
Women’s softball tournament (Canada women’s national softball team)
Women’s 63 kg Judo (Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard)
Women’s 200 m freestyle (Penny Oleksiak)
Women’s coxless pair rowing (Caileigh Filmer, and Hillary Janssens)
Women’s 4 × 100 m medley relay (Kayla Sanchez, Maggie Mac Neil, Kylie Masse, Sydney Pickrem, Taylor Ruck, and Penny Oleksiak)
Men’s 100 m (Andre De Grasse)
Women’s Keirin (Lauriane Genest)
Men’s 50 kilometres walk (Evan Dunfee)
Men’s 4 × 100 m relay (Jerome Blake, Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney)
Women’s C-2 500 metres (Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent Lapointe)
Some highlights of these games include:
- Burkina Faso, San Marino, and Turkmenistan winning their first medals.
- Bermuda, the Philippines, and Qatar winning their first Gold Medals.
- North Macedonia won its’ first Silver Medal.
- Andre De Grasse would add three more medals at these Olympics with Bonze medals in the individual and relay 100m races and a Gold in the 200m race.
- This was Canada’s first time winning 24 total medals following and the second time they have won seven Gold medals following the Barcelona Games in 1992. The total medal count beat out the 22 total medals that the team won at the Atlanta Games (1996) and the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.
Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama were named co-flag bearers of the Opening Ceremonies, while Damian Warner was named the flagbearer for the closing ceremonies.
Canada should be very happy with the success of our team at the Olympics! Congratulations to all our competitors!
Go Canada Go!
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