London 2012 Olympics: Congratulations Canada!


Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

:: Life @Upaknee

The London Summer Olympics have concluded with a perfect night filled with musical performances and glamourous appearances. The almost forgotten Spice Girls were there, George Michael gave an appearance, even John Lennon made a ghostly appearance through a rearrangement of his Imagine.

Meanwhile, our Canadian athletes where standing somewhere among thousands of spectators remembering the past three weeks. Whether they’ve reached their dreams and attained great victory, or missed the podium, they were there reliving the magical time of the Olympics.

We, here at Upaknee, have a message we’d like to pass on to all of the athletes: be Proud! All of You have been chosen from among the best to represent this great country called Canada. All of You have represented us proudly, and all of You deserve a humongous THANK YOU from all Canadians.

Canada placed 13th at these Olympics, arriving at the exact same number of medals as 4 years ago in Beijing – 18. Our athletes brought home 1 gold, 5 silver, and 12 bronze medals. Congratulations!

Here’s a list of our medallists:


Rosannagh MacLennan – Women’s Trampoline


Men’s 8 Rowing Crew

Women’s 8 Rowing Crew

Ryan Cochrane – Men’s 1,500 m Freestyle Swimming

Adam van Koeverden – Men’s 1000 m Kayak Singles

Tonya Verbeek – Women’s 55 kg Wrestling


Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel – Women’s 3 m Synchronized Diving

Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion – Women’s 10 m Synchronized Diving

Antoine Valois-Fortier – Men’s 81 kg Judo

Christine Girard – Women’s 63 kg Weightlifting

Brent Hayden – Men’s 100 m Freestyle Swimming

Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton, Jasmin Glaesser – Women’s Team Pursuit Track Cycling

Derek Drouin – Men’s High Jump

Mark Oldershaw – Men’s 1000 m Canoe Singles

Carol Huynh – Women’s 48 kg Wrestling

Women’s Soccer Team

Richard Weinberger – Men’s 10 km Open Water Swimming

Mark de Jonge – Men’s 200 m Kayak Singles
Canada at the Olympics Infographic

Congratulations Canada, see you at the Winter Olympics!

Until next time,

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