Caroline Brunet is a five-time Olympian in kayaking and one of only 13 athletes to win medals at three successive Olympic Games in the same event. She competed solely in the K-1 500 metres, collecting two silvers and a bronze medal between 1996 and 2004. Brunet is a world champion 10 times over and amassed 21 World Championship medals throughout her career. She also led Team Canada into the 2000 Olympic Games as flag bearer and is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. It could be said that she single-handedly elevated Canada’s canoe-kayak program, and raised its expectations forever after.