Dave Steen’s Olympic bronze medal in the decathlon at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul was the first time a Canadian had ever won an Olympic medal in the event.
William “Billy” Sherring was one of the world’s greatest marathoners when, at the 1906 Olympic Games in Athens, he captured marathon gold.
Two-time Olympic single sculls champion Robert “Bobby” Pearce won back-to-back gold medals for his native Australia before becoming a Canadian citizen later in life.
Coxswain Terry Paul won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the men’s eight crew at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
When canoeing as a demonstration sport at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, Canadian paddler Roy Nurse finished on the podium in every race he entered, winning two races, and four times finishing second.
Sam Richardson was just a teenager when he represented Canada at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, competing in the long jump, triple jump and in the 4x100m relay.