THE CANA­DIAN TRACK TEAM AT RIO

Canadian Running - - GOLDEN SHOE AWARDS -

Af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing show­ing at the 2012 Lon­don Games, the lead up to Rio saw some stel­lar per­for­mances and the emer­gence of truly world-class home­grown Cana­dian tal­ent. For the first time in 20 years, Cana­dian track ath­letes were head­ing to the Olympics as medal favourites, and they de­liv­ered. An­dre De Grasse won a sil­ver and two bronze, Bri­anne Theisen-Ea­ton and Damian Warner each scored bronze. With a to­tal of 16 top 10 fin­ishes for track ath­letes alone, as well as three na­tional records in run­ning events, it was Canada’s finest ath­let­ics show­ing ever at the Olympics.

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