VIDEO: True north, strong and free

July 1, 2013

VIDEO: True north, strong and free

VIDEO: True north, strong and free. That’s Canada. And that’s what defines Canadians. For Olympic Team athletes, nothing is more…

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin won bronze in the high jump event at the London 2012 Games after clearing the 2.29m mark to finish in a three-way tie for third. Competing in his first Olympic Games, the native of Corunna, Ontario captured Canada’s first high jumping medal since Greg Joy won silver at the 1976 Games in Montreal.

Rob Gibson

Rob Gibson

After being an alternate to the gold medal winning men’s eight crew for Beijing 2008, Rob Gibson put the Olympic experience into practice and captured silver with the heavyweight group at London 2012.

Will Crothers

Will Crothers

In his first Olympic appearance, Will Crothers captured silver as a member of the men’s eight crew. Heading into the London Games, Crothers had competed at three senior World Championships winning silver in the coxed fours in 2006 and bronze in the eight in 2011.

Mark de Jonge

Mark de Jonge

Mark de Jonge captured bronze in 2012 at his first Olympic Games in the inaugural K-1 200m race. The native of Halifax, Nova Scotia qualified an Olympic berth for Canada with his sixth place finish at the 2011 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.

Jasmin Glaesser

Jasmin Glaesser

Jasmin Glaesser competed at her first Olympic Games in London and won bronze in the team pursuit with Tara Whitten and Gillian Carleton.

Alexandre Despatie

Alexandre Despatie

Alex Despatie has been a recognizable face on the international scene since capturing gold and Canadian hearts as a 13-year-old at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. In the decade and a half since then, Despatie has become the greatest male diver in Canadian history, highlighted by a pair of Olympic silver medals.

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