ONTARIO ATHLETES MAKE HISTORY AT TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

Monday, August 9, 2021
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO (August 9, 2021) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate Team Canada on a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The Canadian Team delivered inspiring and powerful performances, bringing home 24 medals – 7 Gold, 6 Silver, 11 Bronze. Canada brings home the most medals at an Olympic Summer Games since Los Angeles 1984!

Ontario athletes dominated at the Games with 170 Ontario athletes winning a total of 16 medals – 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze. Ontario athletes won 67% of Team Canada’s medals.

Many Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes made history at the Games, but none more so than Penny Oleksiak who swam her way to being Canada’s most decorated Olympian of all-time with 7 Olympic medals. Penny added three medals (1 Silver, 2 Bronze) to her collection at Tokyo 2020 in an impressive display of speed and determination in the water.

Penny was just one of many CSIO affiliated athletes to bring home the hardware for Team Canada, including her Medley Relay teammates Maggie Mac Neil and Kylie Masse who each won three medals in Tokyo.

From the water to the field, the mat to the track, CSIO affiliated athletes won an impressive 19 medals in Tokyo – 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 9 Bronze.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

371 Team Canada Athletes –> 24 medals
170 Ontario Athletes –> 16 medals
146 CSIO Affiliated Athletes –> 19 medals
65 OHPSI Athletes –> 12 medals

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian Olympian of all-time winning 3 medals in Tokyo (1 Silver, 2 Bronze), in addition to the 4 medals she won in at Rio 2016 (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)
  • Andre De Grasse won the first Men’s 200m Gold medal for Canada in 93 years; he also became the most decorated male Canadian Olympian of all time with 6 medals combined from Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016.
  • Quinn (Women’s Soccer) became the first openly transgender, non-binary athlete to win an Olympic medal (Gold)
  • The Canadian Women’s Softball Team won their first Olympic medal (Bronze)
  • Jessica Klimkait was the first female to win a Olympic medal (Bronze) in Judo for Canada
  • Sarah Douglas (6th Laser Radial) had the best finish by a Canadian female sailor in Olympic History
  • Countless Canadian Records and Personal Bests were set by Ontario athletes including in Swimming, Athletics, and Track Cycling to name a few!

A Complete List of Ontario Medallists & CSIO Affiliated Medallists from the Tokyo Olympic Games are Enclosed.

 

QUOTE

“On behalf of CSIO, I would like to extend a huge congratulations to Team Canada and all of the athletes, coaches, and support staff, on a wonderful showing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We are extremely proud of our Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes – their resilience in the wake of the pandemic, the perseverance shown in their journey to make it to the Olympic stage, the powerful performances, and of course the awe-inspiring accomplishments of those who stood on the podium. From Penny’s history-making performance in the pool to Andre’s speed across the finish line, it has been an unforgettable Games. We now look forward to cheering on our Team Canada Paralympians at the Tokyo Paralympic Games later this month!”

Debbie Low
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

 

About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert practitioners deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. www.csiontario.ca

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Media Contact:
Laura Albright, Senior Advisor, Communications & Marketing
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 647.395.7536
Email: lalbright@csiontario.ca
www.csiontario.ca

 

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