By the Numbers: Team Canada success at Rio 2016
Rio 2016 was certainly an Olympic Games like no other.
At the first to be held in South America, Canada had its best ever summer medal haul at a non-boycotted Games.
It was also fitting that on a Canadian team with its largest ever percentage of women, for the first time in 40 years, those women won the majority of Canada’s medals.
But those weren’t the only interesting stats and stories. Here’s a look at some of the Team Canada numbers at Rio 2016:
300 – Milestone all-time summer Games medal mark met by Team Canada
Canada’s Catharine Pendrel celebrates bronze in the women’s mountain bike at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
87 – Percentage of Canadian medal winners who are women
Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton celebrates a successful high jump during the women’s heptathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2016. She won Olympic bronze the next night.
84 – Years since Canada last won gold in an Olympic field event, before Derek Drouin won high jump gold
Derek Drouin celebrates the jump that won him gold at the Rio 2016 high jump competition. (COC/Jason Ransom)
62 – Canadian athletes who will be heading home with medals
Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, right, show off their silver medals in the women’s lightweight double sculls at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
48 – Equestrian Eric Lamaze’s age, making him Canada’s oldest medallist in Rio
Eric Lamaze wins bronze in individual jumping on Fine Lady 5 during Rio 2016 (March Blinch/COC)
32 – Canadian best-ever Olympic placements achieved
Tory Nyhaug competes in BMX at Rio 2016, en route to a fifth place finish. (August 19, 2016, COC/Jason Ransom)
25 – Average age of Canadian medallists in Rio
Kylie Masse holds up her Olympic bronze medal at Rio 2016 after the 100m backstroke on August 8, 2016.
22 -Team Canada medals won at Rio 2016, matching the total from Atlanta 1996
Canada’s team pursuit riders lift the flag following their Olympic bronze medal win over New Zealand in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016.
20 – Percentage of Canada’s 313 athletes who won medals
Team Canada stands on the podium after winning the bronze medal in the women’s Olympic football tournament at the Arena Corinthians stadium in Sao Paulo, Friday Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
16 – Penny Oleksiak’s and Taylor Ruck’s age, making them the first Olympic medallists ever born in the 2000s
(L-R), Chantal Van Landeghem, Sandrine Mainville, Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck celebrate their Olympic bronze medal in women’s 4x100m freestyle relay on August 6, 2016.
9 – Canadian record for most consecutive days with a medal at either the summer or winter Games
Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito (left) and Roseline Filion perform in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 (photo/ Jason Ransom)
6 – Swimming medals won, the most by Canada since the 10 at Los Angeles 1984
Canada’s Hilary Caldwell competes in the women’s 200-meter backstroke final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (COC/Mark Blinch)
6 – Athletics medals won, the most by Canada since the 9 at Los Angeles 1932
Canada’s Damian Warner and United States’ Ashton Eaton, right, compete in a men’s decathlon 110-meter hurdles heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
4 – Medals won by Penny Oleksiak, the most ever by a Canadian athlete at a single summer Games
Penny Oleksiak poses with her four Olympic medals after being revealed as the Canadian Closing Ceremony at Rio 2016 (COC/Mark Blinch)
3 – Olympic wrestling gold medals ever won by Canadians with the addition by Erica Wiebe
Erica Wiebe carries coach Paul Ragusa after after winning the gold medal during the women’s 75kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. photo/ David Jackson
3 – Track sprint medals won by Andre De Grasse, the first Canadian to triple medal in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay
Andre De Grasse bites his 200m silver medal at Rio 2016. (August 19, 2016. COC Photo/Mark Blinch)
2 – Career gold medals won by Rosie MacLennan, making her the first Canadian athlete to successfully defend an Olympic title at the summer Games
Canada’s Rosie MacLennan, from King City, Ont., celebrates after winning the gold medal in the trampoline gymnastics competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics Friday, August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
2 – Team sport medals won, bronze in women’s rugby and bronze in women’s soccer
Canada celebrates their bronze medal win over Great Britain in women’s rugby sevens at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (COC/Mark Blinch)
1 – Olympic record set, by Penny Oleksiak in swimming’s 100m freestyle
Canada’s Penny Oleksiak smiles after winning the gold medal and setting a new olympic record in the women’s 100-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)