22 — Total medals
- The 314-athlete squad representing Canada equalled the country’s best total in a non-boycotted Summer Olympics, tying the Canadian team’s performance at Atlanta 1996. Otherwise, Canada’s best showing in the Summer Olympics came at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles (44 total medals). However, 14 Soviet-bloc countries chose not to participate.
15 — Bronze medals
- Canada’s bronze-medal total made up 68 per cent off the country’s total — the most in history at a non-boycotted Games. The 15 bronze medals in Rio was only one shy of the 16 recorded in 1984.
4 — Gold medals
- Canada stood atop the podium three more times than in London 2012. With gold-medal performances from Penny Oleksiak (100m freestyle), Rosie MacLennan (trampoline), Derek Drouin (high jump) and Erica Wiebe (wrestling), Canada’s four golds are the most since Barcelona 1992 (seven).
3 — Silver medals
- Canada’s three second-place finishes are the fewest since the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, where Canadians took home just two silver medals.
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16 — Medals won by women
- Canadian women stole the show in Rio by winning 72 per cent of Canada’s medals, including the first 12.
6 — Medals won by men
- Andre De Grasse was the first male to win a medal for Canada in Rio, picking up a bronze in the men’s 100m on Aug. 14 (Day 9).
Medallists by province
- Ontario — 33
- Quebec — 11
- British Columbia — 11
- Alberta — 5
- Manitoba — 2
- Saskatchewan — 1
- Outside Canada — 1**
* For medals won in a team sport, the province was credited based on each individual’s hometown.
*** For multiple medal winners, each medal won counts to the provincial total.
Medals by sport
- 6 — Swimming
- 6 — Athletics
- 2 — Diving
- 2 — Cycling
- 1 — Rugby Sevens, Rowing, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Equestrian, Soccer
- 48 — Age of oldest medal winner (Eric Lamaze — individual jumping)
- 25 — Average age of Canadian medal winners
- 24 — Age that won most medals (9 24-year olds won medals for Canada)
- 16 — Age of youngest medal winner (Penny Oleksiak — swimming, Taylor Ruck — swimming)
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Medal winners by age
- 16–19: 9 medals won
- 20–24: 25 medals won
- 25–29: 22 medals won
- 30–34: 6 medals won
- 35+: 2 medals won
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