Jasmin Glaesser competed at her first Olympic Games in London and won bronze in the team pursuit with Tara Whitten and Gillian Carleton.
Donna Vakalis competed in her first Olympic Games in London and finished in the top-30 in the women’s modern pentathlon event.
Melanie McCann finished 11th in the modern pentathlon at her first Olympic Games in 2012.
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.
Antoine Valois-Fortier was a fresh face on the international scene when he won a bronze medal in the 81kg class while making his Olympic debut at London 2012. In doing so, he became the first Canadian judoka to earn an Olympic medal since the Sydney 2000 Games where his coach Nicolas Gill was a silver medallist.
Richard Weinberger competed in his first Olympic Games in 2012 and captured bronze in the 10km men’s open water event.
Tory Nyhaug was just 20 when he made his Olympic debut at London 2012, Canada’s lone BMX racer to qualify for the Games. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals, ranking him 18th.
Karine Thomas was a member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic synchronized swimming team that finished fourth in London.
Judoka Kelita Zupancic made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and finished in ninth place in the women’s 70kg division.
Hugues Fournel hails from an accomplished paddling family. Both parents represented Canada on the international stage; his late father Jean…
Equestrian Rebecca Howard made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and was part of the eventing team that placed 13th in London. Individually, Howard was eliminated with her horse Riddle Master.