Canada Games Alumni Shine at Rio Olympics

Monday, 22nd August 2016


Canada had a remarkable showing in Rio, winning the most medals in our nation's history (in a non-boycotted Summer Games). 

Canada Games alumni played an integral role in Canada's success. 

Of the 22 medals won, Canada Games alumni contributed to 14 (64%). If we only take into account sports that had alumni representation, the number jumps to 70% (14/20). 

Below is the list of Canada Games alumni who medalled in Rio. 

Patricia Obee (2009-BC) & Linsday Jennerich (2001-BC) 
Silver in Lighweight Double Sculls 
Andre De Grasse (2013-ON)
 Silver in 200m
Sandrine Mainville (2009-QC)
Bronze in 4 x 100m freestyle relay
Kylie Masse (2013-ON)
Bronze in 100m backstroke 
Meghan Benfeito (2005-QC)
Bronze in synchro 10m platform 
Hilary Caldwell (2009-BC)
 Bronze in 200m backstroke
Katerine Savard (2009-QC)
 Bronze in 4 x 200m freestyle relay 
Laura Brown (2005-AB) & Kristi Lay (2003/07-AB)
 Bronze in team pusuit 
Brianne Theisen-Eaton (2005-SK)
 Bronze in heptathlon 
Andre De Grasse (2013-ON)
 Bronze in 100m 
Meghan Benfeito (2005-QC)
 Bronze in 10m platform 

Rhian Wilkinson (2001-QC) 
Diana Matheson (2001-ON) 
Allysha Chapman(2005-ON) 
Desiree Scott (2005-MB) 
Shelina Zadorsky 
Andre De Grasse (2013-ON) & Akeem Haynes (2009-AB)
 Bronze in 4 x 100m relay
Catharine Pendrel (2001-NB) 
Bronze in cross-country