Reliving the best of Beijing 2022 - and looking ahead to the Paralympics
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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have come and gone, and as we count down the days until the 2022 Paralympics begin, we look back at what was another incredible competition filled with highs, lows, golds, and bronzes.
Canadian athletes thrived in Beijing bringing home a whopping 26 medals: 4 gold, 8 silver, and 14 bronze medals, which would put Canada in third for total medals at this year's olympics only trailing Norway and Germany.
So take a moment and relive some of the incredible and impressive moments that made this year's Olympics so special.
By the numbers: Team Canada’s success at Beijing 2022
215 - Canadian’s who proudly represented our country at the 2022 Olympics and they made us all incredibly proud, so let’s take a moment to recognize all their hard work
59 - the number of medals going home with Canadian athletes
14 - Bronze medals won by Team Canada athletes
8 - Silver medals won by Team Canada athletes
4 - Canadian athletes bringing home two medals: Ivanie Blondin (long track speed skating), Eliot Grondin(snowboard), Meryeta O’Dine(snowboard), and Max Parrot(Snowboard)
4 - Gold medals won by Team Canada athletes in Snowboarding, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating, Men’s Short Track Speed Skating, and Women’s Ice Hockey.
2 - Triple medalists by Team Canada athletes - Isabelle Weidemann(long track speed skating) and Steven Dubois(short track speed skating)
1 - Olympic record set by Ivanie Blondin, Valérie Maltais, and Isabelle Weidemann who won gold in team pursuit speed skating in 2:53:44
Some of the best moments of Beijing 2022
Max Parrot went from overcoming cancer in 2020 to topping the Olympic Podium in 2022 and he would bring home a bronze medal to compliment the gold medal too.
Meryeta O’Dine takes home the bronze medal in women's snowboard cross. She would also go on to take the bronze medal in mixed snowboard cross despite a big wipeout with fellow athlete Caterina Carpano.
Mikaël Kingsbury takes home his third medal (Silver) in three olympics in the men’s moguls.
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Cassie Sharpe brings home a silver medal in the women’s freestyle halfpipe competition one year after having knee surgery.
Justin Kripps, Ben Coakwell, Ryan Sommer and Cam Stones brought home one last medal for Canada when they secured the bronze medal in the four man bobsleigh.
A look ahead to the 2022 Paralympics
As we look past the 2022 Olympics, it is easy to overlook the athletes that are still in Beijing preparing for their opportunity to compete and make their country proud.
The 2022 Paralympics will commence on March 4th and will be host to six sporting disciplines: wheelchair curling, para ice hockey, para alpine skiing, para snowboard, biathlon and para nordic ski. With an expected 39 medal events for both men and women, the Olympics are far from over. Stay tuned for more coverage on the Paralympics!
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