Gavin Smellie was a member of the 4x100m relay team that looked like it had won the bronze medal at London 2012, only to be disqualified for a lane violation
Damian Warner won bronze at Rio 2016 for Canada’s first Olympic medal in the decathlon since Dave Steen’s bronze at Seoul 1988.
Mike Mason has been one of Canada’s top high jumpers since he won gold at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships.
Liz Gleadle surprised many in her Olympic debut at London 2012 when she became the first Canadian woman to qualify for an Olympic javelin final since 1968.
Phylicia George became a dual season Olympian at PyeongChang 2018, making her Olympic debut as a bobsledder after competing in track and field at London 2012 and Rio 2016. In South Korea, she and pilot Kaillie Humphries captured bronze for George’s first Olympic medal.
As a four-time Pan American Games medallist, Jessica Phoenix has quickly risen up the ranks to become one of Canada’s most respected and well-known eventing athletes.
Ellie Black made history at the 2017 FIG World Championships in Montreal, winning silver to become Canada’s first ever all-around medallist at the worlds.
Eugene Wang made his Olympic debut at London 2012, just weeks after he received his Canadian citizenship. Wang had the opportunity to represent Canada once again in 2015, taking home two bronze medals from the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Having made his Olympic debut in the 470 at London 2012, Luke Ramsay competed at Rio 2016 in a new Olympic boat class, the Nacra 17, finishing 15th alongside Nikola Girke.
One of Canada’s top butterfly specialists, Savard made her Olympic debut at London 2012. She qualified for the semifinals of the 100m butterfly, finishing 16th overall. She also posted a 19th place finish in the 200m butterfly.
Michelle Li is the most successful Canadian female badminton player ever – not bad for an athlete who has wanted to change the sport in Canada since she won the silver medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.
François Imbeau-Dulac made his Olympic debut at London 2012 where he finished 13th in the men’s springboard event, missing the…
Meaghan Benfeito returned to the Olympic Games for the second time in her career in 2012 and competed in the women’s 10m synchro event with partner Roseline Filion to capture the bronze medal. She also competed in the women’s 10m individual event and finished in 11th place.
Jennifer Abel was the first to put Canada on the medal table in London 2012 with 3-metre synchronized springboard partner Émilie Heymans. The pair earned bronze on Day 2 of the Games, marking Abel’s first time on an Olympic podium.
Jason Burnett sees himself as a natural show-off who lives by the motto “Go big or go home”. In June 2010 he broke his own world record by recording an 18.8 degree of difficulty at a World Cup meet in Davos, Switzerland.
While watching the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Crispin Duenas thought to himself that one day he would march in just like the athletes he saw on TV.
Mo Zhang is a three-time Olympian who has competed at three editions of the Pan American Games. Heading into Lima 2019, she ranked 27th in the world, first among competitors from the Pan American region.