Canadians in the Summer Olympics
Canada's Athletes, Victories, Records, Controversies, Firsts and Weird FactsBook - 2008
Canadian pride rides on the shoulders of the more than 4000 athletes who have competed in the Summer Games and won more than 240 medals: * In 1996, Donovan Bailey became the world's fastest man in a time of 9.84 seconds and also led Canada's 4 x 100 relay team to gold * Rower Silken Laumann came back from a training accident that resulted in a horrific leg injury to win bronze in 1992 and silver in 1996, bringing her lifetime Olympic medal total to three * At the age of 38, Lori-Ann Muenzer became the first Canadian cyclist to win a gold medal at the 2004 games in Athens * In 1932, Hilda Strike won silver in the 100-metre women's sprint, but 50 years later the results were challenged when the gender of the gold medalist came into doubt * In 1988, Ben Johnson won gold at the Seoul Olympics but was later stripped of his medal when he tested positive for steroids * Synchronized swimmer Sylvie Frechette overcame personal tragedy to win gold at the 1992 Olympics, but a judging controversy left her with silver until 16 months later * And more amazing and inspiring Canadian Olympic stories.
Publisher: [Montréal] : OverTime Books, c2008
Branch Call Number: PB 796.48092271 Pou 3564
Characteristics: 189 p