Team Canada Rio 2016 Wrap Up

Rio Team Canada

August 22, 2016

The Rio Games have drawn to a close and with 21 medals in total, Canada is enjoying its second best overall Summer Olympics (well, actually tied with 1996 in Atlanta), with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics being the only one to bring home more medals.

The chart below (courtesy of The Toronto Star) tracks Canada’s medal winnings at each of the official Summer Games the country has taken part in.
Canada's Medal Summary

“The big story out of Canada’s performance in Rio was how well the women did, winning 16 medals, almost three-quarters of the total haul. Canada’s women have increased their medal winnings at every Summer Olympics since Athens in 2004.

Canada’s three strongest summer sports have traditionally been athletics, swimming and rowing, accounting for 150 of the 301 medals won since 1900.

In Rio, the swim team managed their best result since 1984.

One of the deepest track and field teams Canada has ever sent to the Games won six medals, the best result since 1932.

The silver won by Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee in the lightweight women’s double sculls was the only medal Canada’s rowing team managed in Rio.”  (The Toronto Star)

While there were no medals for our Canadian Sailing Team the results are respectable and very encouraging of future performance.  The chart below details visually all of the Canadian sailing results:
Sail Canada Rio Results

Image courtesy Sail Canada

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