Canada In Rio Weekend Medal Winners

(RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL) – Canada added a gold, a silver, and four bronze medals to the count over the weekend in Rio. The total now stands at 2 gold, 2 silver, and 9 bronze after nine days of competition.


Gymnastics – Trampoline Rosie MacLennan Individual Final GOLD

“It’s so surreal. I’m so excited and really proud. I’m so grateful go have had the opportunity to come out here to compete at the Olympic again. I can’t even describe it,” MacLennan said. “The most important thing is to chase the dream and love the journey.”

Rowing Lindsay Jennerich / Patricia Obee Lightweight Double Sculls Final A SILVER

“My body is in shock, in every way from a 2k race and from being on an Olympic podium, which is 12 years in the making,” said Jennerich. “It’s surreal and the purest form of happy.”

Swimming Hilary Caldwell 200m Backstroke Final BRONZE

“I saw the time. I looked up and I saw the three lights on the block so I knew I was third, which I was happy with. But I did want the gold medal and I think a 2.05 is in me, but it wasn’t tonight,” Caldwell said. “I saw the time and I gave a little scowl.”

Athletics Brianne Theisen-Eaton Heptathlon 800m, Group B BRONZE

“Not everything goes your way, not everything goes perfect. I just felt like it was a really off day,” said Theisen-Eaton. “Looking back I couldn’t have done anything better I don’t think. I did my best at everything and ended up with a bronze medal and I think you have to be satisfied with that.”

Cycling – Track Canada Women’s Team Pursuit Final 3-4 BRONZE

“I am speechless. To be here with these girls means so much to me, they have taught me so much about this sport and I am so thankful to be here with these four amazing riders,” said Kirsti Lay. “I am just so speechless. It is just (about) being a part of a team. Stepping on that podium with the girls I am with, I never thought this would be possible. It is so amazing.”

Andre De Grasse (centre) finished the men's 100m finals in third place behind Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt.COC photo by David Jackson courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Team.

Andre De Grasse (centre) finished the men’s 100m finals in third place behind Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt.
COC photo by David Jackson courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Team.

Athletics Andre De Grasse Men’s 100m Final BRONZE

“Racing the fastest man in the world, ever, and (Justin) Gatlin, these guys are spectacular,” said De Grasse. “I’m speechless. They’re probably jumping up and down screaming back home in Canada.”


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