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.
Two-time Olympic rowing medalist Archie MacKinnon won a gold medal in the coxless fours at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and a silver medal in the eights at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Two-time Olympic sprinter Cyril Coaffee represented Canada at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp and 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.