The 2016 Summer Games have come and gone, and with it comes a whole new collection of noted moments that Canada will reason onto forever. From a 16 year aged swimmer that came from clearly nowhere to constraint a nation’s heart to a competitor who competence usually be a subsequent large thing in a sport, we take a demeanour during a biggest impulse of a Rio Olympics.
You can’t consider of Canada in a 2016 Olympics though meditative about Penny Oleksiak. She was partial of a swimming group that prisoner Canada’s initial medal, and she prisoner a country’s initial bullion as good in an particular race. The 16 year aged Toronto local prisoner 4 medals in total, that in itself is a record for Canada, and proudly carried a Canadian dwindle during a shutting ceremonies. With this being a commencement of her Olympic career, we can usually suppose what is to come in 4 years in Tokyo.
On a lane side of things, it was Andre De Grasse who was branch heads. From being means to keep adult with Usain Bolt to bringing home 3 medals, people were articulate about this immature speedster. At one indicate it seemed like Bolt and De Grasse were about to start a biggest bromance of a games, with a hashtag #DeBolt trending on amicable media, though alas it wasn’t meant to be. Still, Canada has a good shot during bullion in 4 years, and De Grasse could acquire a pretension of a World’s Fastest Man during that time.
One of a bigger stories of a games didn’t even engage a Canadian during a heart of it. U.S. decathlete Ashton Eaton took some feverishness after he was photographed wearing a Canada shawl while in a stands ancillary his heptathlete, not to discuss Canadian, mother Brianne Theisen-Eaton. The twin both won medals, and abandoned a amicable media recoil directed during them.
You don’t need to doubt either or not race hiker Evan Dunfee deserved a medal, given he certain won’t. After a collision with Japanese walker Hirooki Arai caused him to tumble into fourth place, a criticism was put onward that awarded him a bronze award instead. Arai appealed, and was given a award back. Dunfee could have counter-appealed, though motionless opposite it, observant a Japanese hiker was usually as honourable as he was. He was calm with a fourth place finish, and a Canadian record.
Perhaps a biggest story of a Canadian summer games was their altogether showing. They won 22 sum medals, that is tied for a second top sum they have ever won. Their 22 medals was good for 10th altogether among all a competing countries. They also won 4 bullion medals that is a many for a nation given a 1992 Barcelona games. And a best partial of it all, there were no scandals, and no Canadian contestant done themselves out to be jerks. They played hard, they won, and they did the nation proud.
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