As London 2012 wraps up, Canada has a lot to be happy about. Our 218 Olympians represented us well with some outstanding performances and by holding their heads high through adversity such as bad refereeing, unfortunate crashes, and last minute disqualifications.
In total Canada won 18 medals in London. That is the same amount won in Beijing in 2008 and just off the 22 medal mark set in Atlanta in 1996. The breakdown of Canada’s medals was: 1 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze.
Here is who won:
- Rosie MacLennan – Trampoline
- Men’s team – Men’s 8 rowing
- Women’s team – Women’s 8 rowing
- Ryan Cochrane – Swimming, 1500m Freestyle
- Adam van Koeverten – Canoeing, K-1 1000m
- Tonya Verbeek – Women’s wrestling, 55kg division
- Jennifer Abel & Emilie Heymans – Diving, women’s synchronized 3m springboard
- Meaghan Benfeito & Roseline Filion – Diving, women’s synchornized 10m platform
- Antoine Valois-Fortier – Judo, men’s 81kg class
- Christine Girard – Weightlifting, women’s 63kg class
- Brent Haydon – Swimming, men’s 100m freestyle
- Gillian Carleton, Jasmin Glaesser, & Tara Whitten – Cycling, women’s team pursuit
- Derek Drouin – High jump
- Mark Oldershaw – Canoeing, C-1 1000m
- Carol Huynh – Wrestling, women’s freestyle 48kg class
- Women’s team – Women’s soccer
- Richard Weinberger – Swimming, 10km open water
- Mark de Jonge – Canoeing, K-1 200m
Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed. Start training for Rio de Janeiro 2016.