Sidney Crosby secured Canada’s record 14th gold medal of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games when he scored the “Golden Goal”, an overtime winner against the United States.
An unexpected member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team, David Sharpe swam in the 200m butterfly in his first appearance on the Olympic stage, finishing 31st.
Jenna Martin made her Olympic Games debut in 2012 and competed in the 400m event finishing in 23rd place.
Geoff Harris made his Olympic Games debut in 2012 and competed in the 800m event finishing 17th overall. Harris qualified for London after winning the 2012 Canadian National Championships.
Custio Clayton made his first appearance at an Olympic Games in London 2012, competing in the 69 kg division.
Ellie Black made history at the 2017 FIG World Championships in Montreal, winning silver to be Canada’s first ever all-around medallist at the worlds. Black had produced a breakthrough performance for Canadian artistic gymnastics at Rio 2016, placing fifth in the women’s individual all-around for the country’s best ever Olympic result in the event.
Jason McCoombs surprised a lot of people, including himself, when he qualified for the 2012 Olympic Team at age 19….