Canada

History

Canada made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1980 where it participated in the United States led boycott. They were the hosts of the 1976 Olympics held in Montreal. The nation typically sends one of the largest delegations of athletes to the Olympics with more than 200 appearing per games since 1972. The athletes compete in most sports held at the games, including various team sports.

Canada has won at least one medal at each Olympic games it has participated in. In total the nation has won 301 medals in 22 sports, including the defunct sport of lacrosse. Their most successful sports include aquatics (70 with 13 in diving, 49 in swimming, 8 in synchronized swimming), athletics (60), rowing (41) and canoeing (24). Canada’s most successful summer athletes are middle distance runner Phil Edwards (medals in 1928-1936) and rower Lesley Thompson (medals in 1984, 1992-2000 and 2012), with both winning five medals. Edwards won five bronze medals across three Olympics; two in men’s 800m, two in men’s 4x400m relay and one in men’s 1500m while Thompson won one silver medal in the women’s coxed four in 1984 and one gold, two silvers and one bronze in the women’s eight. In 2016 Canada won 22 medals, equalling its best performance at a non-boycotted games.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Crispin Duenas

Artistic Swimming

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Team Emily Armstrong
Andree-Anne Cote
Camille Fiola-Dion
Rebecca Harrower
Claudia Holzner
Audrey Joly
Halle Pratt
Jacqueline Simoneau
Catherine Barrett
Women’s Duet From Team Quota

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Aaron Brown
Andre De Grasse
Men’s 200m Aaron Brown
Andre De Grasse
Men’s 800m Brandon McBride
Marco Arop
Men’s 5000m Mohammed Ahmed
Justyn Knight
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Matthew Hughes
Men’s 50m Walk Evan Dunfee
Men’s Decathlon Damian Warner
Pierce LePage

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 400m Kyra Constantine
Women’s 1500m Gabriela Debues-Stafford
Women’s 5000m Gabriela Debues-Stafford
Women’s 400m Hurdles Sage Watson
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Genevieve Lalonde
Women’s Marathon Rachel Cliff
Women’s Pole Vault Alysha Newman
Women’s Shot Put Brittany Crew

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Cross-Country Raphael Gagne

Diving

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 3m Springboard Jennifer Abel
Pamela Ware
Women’s 3m Synchronized Springboard Jennifer Abel
Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu
Men’s 10m Platform Vincent Riendeau
Women’s 10m Platform Meaghan Benfeito
Caeli McKay

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Lindsay Kellock
Horse: Floratina
Tina Irwin
Horse: Laurencio
Naima Moreira-Laliberte
Horse: Statesman
Jill Irving
Horse: Degas 12
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Lisa Carlsen
Horse: Parette
Erynn Ballard
Horse: Fellini S
Nicole Walker
Horse: Falco Van Spieveld
Mario Deslauriers
Horse: Amsterdam 27

Rugby Sevens

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Tournament Phil Berna
Cooper Coats
Andrew Coe
Mike Fuailefau
Nathan Hirayama
Harry Jones
Isaac Kaay
Pat Kay
Josiah Morra
Matt Mullins
Jake Thiel
Adam Zaruba
Women’s Tournament Qualified Via Rankings

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Laser Radial Sarah Douglas
Men’s Finn Tom Ramshaw
Men’s 49er Alexander Heinzemann
Justin Barnes

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Lynda Kiejko

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Backstroke Markus Thormeyer
Men’s 200m Backstroke Markus Thormeyer
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Markus Thormeyer
Richard Funk
Joshua Liendo
Yuri Kisil

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Freestyle Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Freestyle Penny Oleksiak
Taylor Ruck
Women’s 1500m Freestyle Mackenzie Padington
Emma O’Croinin
Women’s 100 Backstroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Backstroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Kierra Smith
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 100m Butterfly Maggie MacNeil
Rebecca Smith
Women’s 200m Individual Medley Over 2 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 400m Individual Medley Sydney Pickrem
Emily Overholt
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Kayla Sanchez
Taylor Ruck
Penny Oleksiak
Maggie MacNeil
Rebecca Smith
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Kayla Sanchez
Taylor Ruck
Emily Overholt
Penny Oleksiak
Rebecca Smith
Emma O’Croinin
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Kylie Masse
Sydney Pickrem
Maggie MacNeil
Penny Oleksiak
Kierra Smith
Rebecca Smith
Taylor Ruck

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Kylie Masse
Richard Funk
Margaret MacNeil
Yuri Kisil

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Beach Volleyball Sarah Pavan
Melissa Humana-Paredes

Water Polo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Tournament Jessica Gaudreault
Krystina Alogbo
Axelle Crevier
Emma Wright
Monika Eggens
Kelly McKee
Joelle Bekhazi
Shae Fournier
Hayley McKelvey
Kyra Christmas
Kindred Paul