Winter Games of the XX Olympiad
Canada’s contingent of 196 athletes (110 men, 86 women) in Turin represented the largest Canadian team ever sent to the Olympic Winter Games and the second largest team at the Games, behind only the United States of America with 211 athletes. The team achieved a best ever performance for Canada at an Olympic Winter Games and achieved the goal of a top three finish by placing third overall in the medal count with 24 medals after 16 days of competition, including seven gold, 10 silver and seven bronze medals.
On the first day of competition, Jennifer Heil (Freestyle Skiing) won the first-ever medal for Canada in the Women’s Moguls, and became the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal in Freestyle Skiing.
Canada won a total of eight medals in Long Track Speed Skating – two gold, four silver and two bronze. This is a record for most medals won in a single Olympic Winter Games by a single sport for Canada. Cindy Klassen became Canada’s most decorated Olympian ever by winning five medals at these Games to add to her previous medal won in 2002.
Canada won a total of four medals in Short Track Speed Skating with two athletes won multiple medals: Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (two) and François-Louis Tremblay (two).
Men’s curling won gold while women’s curling captured bronze. Since 1998, Canada has won medals in both events at every Olympic Winter Games – the only country to accomplish this feat.
The Canadian Women’s Hockey Team successfully defended its gold medal from 2002. The team has won medals in three consecutive Games.
|Bobsleigh||Duff Gibson||Skeleton - M|
|Curling||Mike Adam, Brad Gushue, Russ Howard, Jamie Korab, Mark Nichols||Team - M|
|Ice Hockey||Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Cassie Campbell, Gillian Ferrari, Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar (Duke), Gina Kingsbury, Charline Labonté, Carla MacLeod, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Cheryl Pounder, Colleen Sostorics, Kim St-Pierre, Vicky Sunohara, Sarah Vaillancourt, Katie Weatherston, Hayley Wickenheiser||Team - W|
|Skating||Cindy Klassen||1,500m - W|
|Skating||Clara Hughes||5,000m - W|
|Skiing||Chandra Crawford||Sprint - W|
|Skiing||Jennifer Heil||Moguls - W|
|Bobsleigh||Jeff Pain||Skeleton - M|
|Bobsleigh||Lascelles Brown, Pierre Lueders||Two-Man - M|
|Skating||François-Louis Tremblay||500m - M|
|Skating||Alanna Kraus, Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Amanda Overland, Kalyna Roberge, Tania Vicent||3,000m Relay - W|
|Skating||Cindy Klassen||1,000m - W|
|Skating||Kristina Groves||1,500m - W|
|Skating||Arne Dankers, Steven Elm, Dennis Morrison, Jason Parker, Justin Warsylewicz||Pursuit - M|
|Skating||Kristina Groves, Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen, Christine Nesbitt, Shannon Rempel||Pursuit - W|
|Skating||Éric Bédard, Jonathan Guilmette, Charles Hamelin, François-Louis Tremblay, Mathieu Turcotte||5,000m Relay - M|
|Skiing||Sara Renner, Beckie Scott||Team Sprint - W|
|Bobsleigh||Mellisa Hollingsworth||Skeleton - W|
|Curling||Glenys Bakker, Sandra Jenkins, Christine Keshen, Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon||Team - W|
|Skating||Anouk Leblanc-Boucher||500m - W|
|Skating||Jeffrey Buttle||Singles - M|
|Skating||Cindy Klassen||3,000m - W|
|Skating||Cindy Klassen||5,000m - W|
|Skiing||Dominique Maltais||Snowboardcross - W|
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