2010 Olympic 'By the Numbers': Part II

Amazing Individual Achievements

In the first part of this highlight list, we ran down some of the cumulative statistics achieved by Canada’s hard-working 2010 Olympians in February. Here we take a more detailed look at some of the finer points set by individual athletes.

5: Athletes (hockey players Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar and Hayley Wickenheiser and short track speed skater Tania Vicent) who have now won a medal in the same event at four consecutive Winter Games

4: Best-ever Canadian biathlon marks set by Jean Philippe Le Guellec, three of them in individual events

1st: Canadian biathlete ever to qualify for the elite Olympic mass start event, Jean Philippe Le Guellec

3: Bobsleigh medals won, the most ever, including the first two ever won by Canadian women (gold, silver) and the first four-man medal (bronze) in 46 years

5th: What Ivan Babikov and Devon Kershaw finished in 30 km classic and 50 km mass start, respectively – the highest individual finishes ever by Canadian male cross-country skiers

7th: Sam Edney’s luge finish, the best-ever for a Canadian man and tying the best-ever mark overall for a Canadian

3: Snowboard medals won in 2010, before which Canada had two snowboard medals all-time

5: The number of Winter Games appearances by bobsleigh pilot Pierre Lueders, the most ever by a Canadian

6: Career medals by Clara Hughes, tying Cindy Klassen for the all-time Canadian mark

5: Career short track speed skating medals by Francois Louis Tremblay, tying legend Marc Gagnon for most ever

2nd: Canadian brother combination to win gold together in the same event at an Olympic Games was Charles and Francois Hamelin (Victor and John Emery did so in bobsleigh in 1964)

4: Most medals won by Canada in one day at a Winter Games in 2010, tying the all-time record

8: Consecutive Olympic Winter Games that Canada has won a medal in figure skating

4: In nine Games, only four countries have ever won gold in figure skating’s ice dance – Russia (USSR), France, United Kingdom and now Canada

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