London 2012 Olympics: Congratulations Canada!
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
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
Congratulations Canada, see you at the Winter Olympics!
Until next time,