Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 332[1] in 25 sports
Flag bearer Adam van Koeverden (opening)[1]
Karen Cockburn (closing)
Medals
Rank: 19
Gold
3
Silver
9
Bronze
6
Total
18
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada, which is represented by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from August 8 to 24, 2008. Canadian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games since 1900, except the 1980 Summer Olympics which they boycotted. Canada sent 332 athletes in 25 sports, the seventh largest team at the games and Canada's largest since 1988.[2] Canada did not send a team in handball, volleyball or basketball.[3] Kayaker and 2004 Summer Olympics gold medalist Adam van Koeverden was the flag bearer at the opening ceremonies; Karen Cockburn bore the flag at the closing.[1][4]

The COC had set a goal of finishing in the top 16 in total medals;[5] at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Canada finished 19th. Despite failing to win a single medal in the first week of the Games, Canada would rebound, winning a combined 18 medals in the next 9 days. This 9-day medal haul exceeded the 12 medals Canada won in Athens four years earlier. The country would wind up finishing 19th in gold medals and 14th in total medals in Beijing.[6] Equestrian show jumper Ian Millar competed at his ninth Summer Olympics, tying the record set by Hubert Raudaschl. He has been named to ten straight Olympic teams, but did not compete at the 1980 Summer Olympics due to the Canadian boycott.[7] For the first time, Canadian athletes were paid for medals earned. Gold medalists earned $20,000; silver medalists were paid $15,000; and bronze medalists $10,000. A total of $515,000 from the Athlete Excellence Fund was given to the medal winning athletes.[8]

Canada was the next host country of an Olympics, with Vancouver hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Huynh, CarolCarol Huynh Wrestling Women's freestyle 48 kg
 Gold Byrnes, AndrewAndrew Byrnes
Kyle Hamilton
Malcolm Howard
Adam Kreek
Kevin Light
Brian Price (cox)
Ben Rutledge
Dominic Sieterle
Jake Wetzel
Rowing Men's eight
 Gold Lamaze, EricEric Lamaze Equestrian Individual jumping
 Silver Calder, DavidDavid Calder
Scott Frandsen
Rowing Men's coxless pair
 Silver Cockburn, KarenKaren Cockburn Gymnastics Women's trampoline
 Silver Cone, MacMac Cone
Jill Henselwood
Eric Lamaze
Ian Millar
Equestrian Team jumping
 Silver Whitfield, SimonSimon Whitfield Triathlon Men's event
 Silver Burnett, JasonJason Burnett Gymnastics Men's trampoline
 Silver Despatie, AlexandreAlexandre Despatie Diving Men's 3 m springboard
 Silver Heymans, EmilieEmilie Heymans Diving Women's 10 m platform
 Silver Sergerie, KarineKarine Sergerie Taekwondo Women's 67 kg
 Silver van Koeverden, AdamAdam van Koeverden Canoeing Men's K-1 500 m
 Bronze Verbeek, TonyaTonya Verbeek Wrestling Women's 55 kg
 Bronze Cochrane, RyanRyan Cochrane Swimming Men's 1500 m freestyle
 Bronze Cameron, TracyTracy Cameron
Melanie Kok
Rowing Women's lightweight double sculls
 Bronze Brambell, IainIain Brambell
Liam Parsons
Jon Beare
Mike Lewis
Rowing Men's lightweight coxless four
 Bronze Lopes-Schliep, PriscillaPriscilla Lopes-Schliep Athletics Women's 100 m hurdles
 Bronze Hall, ThomasThomas Hall Canoeing Men's C-1 1000 m

Archery[edit]

Canada qualified its men's team by finishing eighth during the 2007 world championships. The individuals later qualified at the Canadian Olympic archery trials.[9] It was Canada's first three man team since the 1992 Summer Olympics.[10] Canada also qualified an archer in the women's division after the Netherlands waived its quota for the women's archery competition.[11]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
John-David Burnes Men's individual 644 50  Ellison (USA) (15)
L 89–111
Did not advance
Crispin Duenas 664 16  Petersson (SWE) (49)
L 108 (18)–108 (19)
Did not advance
Jay Lyon 646 47  Xue Hf (CHN) (18)
W 111–106
 Ellison (USA) (15)
W 107–113
 Badenov (RUS) (31)
L 110–115
Did not advance
John-David Burnes
Crispin Duenas
Jay Lyon
Men's team 1954 11 N/A  Italy (ITA) (6)
L 217–219
Did not advance
Marie-Pier Beaudet Women's individual 628 34  Banerjee (IND) (31)
W 109 (5)–109 (4)
 Yun O-H (KOR) (2)
L 107–114
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Previous world champion hurdler Perdita Felicien officially announced on July 14 that she would not compete. This followed a foot fracture sustained during a February training session.[12] Dylan Armstrong established a new Canadian record in the shot put.

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pierre Browne 100 m 10.22 2 Q 10.36 6 Did not advance
Anson Henry 10.37 4 q 10.33 7 Did not advance
Bryan Barnett 200 m DNF Did not advance
Jared Connaughton 20.60 3 Q 20.45 5 q 20.58 7 Did not advance
Tyler Christopher 400 m 45.67 5 N/A Did not advance
Gary Reed 800 m 1:46.02 3 Q N/A 1:45.85 2 Q 1:44:94 4
Achraf Tadili 1:48.87 6 N/A Did not advance
Nathan Brannen 1500 m 3:41.45 2 Q N/A 3:39.10 9 Did not advance
Taylor Milne 3:41.56 9 N/A Did not advance
Kevin Sullivan 1500 m 3:36.05 5 Q N/A 3:40.30 9 Did not advance
5000 m 14:09.16 11 N/A Did not advance
Eric Gillis 10000 m N/A 29:08.10 33
Pierre Browne
Jared Connaughton
Anson Henry
Hank Palmer
4×100 m relay 38.77 2 Q N/A 38.66 6
Tim Berrett 50 km walk N/A 4:08:18 38
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Michael Mason High jump 2.25 19 Did not advance
Scott Russell Javelin throw 80.42 6 Q 80.90 10
James Steacy Hammer throw 76.32 11 Q 75.72 10
Dylan Armstrong Shot put 20.43 5 Q 21.04 NR 4
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Massimo Bertocchi Result 11.00 7.05 14.10 1.90 48.72 14.32 44.91 4.70 45.33 4:42.26 7714 19
Points 861 826 734 714 875 934 765 819 520 666
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Adrienne Power 200 m 23.40 5 q 23.51 6 Did not advance
Carline Muir 400 m 51.55 3 Q N/A 52.37 7 Did not advance
Megan Metcalfe 5000 m 15:11.23 8 q N/A 17:06.82 15
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep 100 m hurdles 12.75 2 Q N/A 12.68 3 Q 12.64 3
Angela Whyte 13.11 5 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ruky Abdulai Long jump 6.41 26 Did not advance
Tabia Charles 6.61 9 q 6.47 10
Nicole Forrester High jump 1.89 19 Did not advance
Kelsie Hendry Pole vault 4.30 18 Did not advance
Sultana Frizell Hammer throw 65.44 33 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Jessica Zelinka Result 12.97 1.77 13.79 23.64 6.12 43.91 129.34 6490 5*
Points 1129 941 780 1016 887 742 995

* The athlete who finished in second place, Lyudmila Blonska of the Ukraine, tested positive for a banned substance.[13] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, and Zelinka moved up a position.

Badminton[edit]

Canada was represented by two singles players and a mixed doubles team.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Andrew Dabeka Men's singles  Park S-H (KOR)
 L 11–21, 11–21
Did not advance
Anna Rice Women's singles  Lee (USA)
W 21–15, 19–21, 21–19
 Cicognini (SUI)
W 21–10, 21–13
 Lu L (CHN)
L 7–21, 12–21
Did not advance
Mike Beres
Valerie Loker
Mixed doubles N/A  Prapakamol /
Thoungthongkam (THA)
L 9–21, 9–21
Did not advance

Baseball[edit]

Men's team Canada qualified its men's baseball team for the Olympics by winning the final Olympic Baseball qualification tournament with a 6–1 record.[14] Canada went 2–5 in the tournament, but all five losses came by one run, including one in extra innings.

[16]

Team W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
 Canada 2 5 29 20 .286 5 0–1

Round Robin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Canada 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 4 - 10 10 0
 China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 8 2
WP: Chris Begg (1–0)   LP: Tao Bu (0–1)
Home runs:
CAN: Scott Thorman (1), Michael Saunders (1)
CHN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Canada 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 6 9 2
 Cuba 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 7 5 2
WP: Vicyohandri Odelín (1–0)   LP: Jonathan Lockwood (0–1)   Sv: Norberto González (1)
Home runs:
CAN: Michael Saunders (2), Nick Weglarz 2 (2)
CUB: Alexander Malleta (1), Alfredo Despaigne (1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 South Korea 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (1–0)   LP: Mike Johnson (0–1)
Home runs:
KOR: Keun-Woo Jeong (1)
CAN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Canada 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1
 United States 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 X 5 9 1
WP: Brian Duensing (1–0)   LP: Chris Reitsma (0–1)
Home runs:
CAN: None
USA: Brian Barden (1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Japan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
WP: Yoshihisa Naruse (1–0)   LP: Chris Begg (0–1)   Sv: Koji Uehara (1)
Home runs:
JPN: Atsunori Inaba (1)
CAN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Canada 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 1
 Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
WP: Brooks McNiven (1–0)   LP: Shairon Martis (0–2)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
 Chinese Taipei 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 10 2
 Canada 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 3
WP: Fu-Te Ni (1–2)   LP: Chris Reitsma (0–2)   Sv: Chih-Chia Chang (1)
Home runs:
TPE: Che-Hsuan Lin (1), Chih-Sheng Lin (1)
CAN: Stubby Clapp (1)

Boxing[edit]

Twelve years after qualifying boxers in 11 of 12 events in 1996, Canada only sent one boxer to Beijing. Adam Trupish qualified for the Olympics by reaching the quarterfinal at the 2007 AIBA World championships.[17]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Adam Trupish Welterweight  Sarsekbayev (KAZ)
L 1–20
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Canada had a three-person slalom team in Beijing.[18]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
James Cartwright Men's C-1 93.83 12 90.80 13 184.63 13 Did not advance
David Ford Men's K-1 85.35 6 89.49 17 174.84 13 Q 88.46 6 Q 89.89 5 178.35 6
Sarah Boudens Women's K-1 158.99 18 109.68 15 268.67 19 Did not advance

Sprint[edit]

For the first time ever, Canada had participants in all twelve sprint races.[19]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thomas Hall C-1 1000 m 4:05.198 4 QS 3:58.820 1 Q 3:53.653 3
Mark Oldershaw C-1 500 m 1:48.817 2 QS 1:52.649 4 Did not advance
Adam van Koeverden K-1 500 m 1:35.557 1 QS 1:42.438 1 Q 1:37.630 2
K-1 1000 m 3:29.622 1 QF BYE 3:31.793 8
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny
Andrew Russell
C-2 500 m 1:43.189 5 QS 1:42.921 3 Q 1:42.450 5
C-2 1000 m 3:43.491 3 QF BYE 3:41.165 6
Ryan Cuthbert
Steve Jorens
K-2 1000 m 3:29.037 7 QS 3:26.635 5 Did not advance
Richard Dober Jr.
Andrew Willows
K-2 500 m 1:30.324 4 QS 1:31.232 1 Q 1:30.857 6
Rhys Hill
Angus Mortimer
Christopher Pellini
Brady Reardon
K-4 1000 m 3:06.811 5 QS 3:02.572 3 Q 3:01.630 9
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karen Furneaux K-1 500 m 1:54.065 7 QS 1:55.145 7 Did not advance
Mylanie Barre
Kristin Gauthier
K-2 500 m 1:46.129 4 QS 1:47.510 9 Did not advance
Genevieve Beauchesne-Sevigny
Emilie Fournel
Karen Furneaux
Kristin Gauthier
K-4 500 m 1:39.366 5 QS 1:38.224 4 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Canada qualified three athletes for the men's road race and the right to send a cyclist to the time trial event. To be eligible to compete in the men's time trial, an athlete must have also competed in the road race or in a track, mountain bike or BMX event.

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Michael Barry Road race 6:24:05 9
Ryder Hesjedal Road race 6:34:26 56
Time trial 1:05:42 16
Svein Tuft Road race 6:34:26 59
Time trial 1:04:39 7
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Leigh Hobson Road race 3:32:52 17
Erinne Willock 3:33:23 37
Alex Wrubleski Road race 3:39:36 50
Time trial 39:15.42 24

Track[edit]

Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Zachary Bell Men's points race 27 1 7
Gina Grain Women's points race 6 0 9
Zachary Bell
Martin Gilbert
Men's madison 5 –3 12

Mountain biking[edit]

Canada qualified its riders via the UCI ranking by nations.

Athlete Event Time Rank
Geoff Kabush Men's cross-country 2:03:55 20
Seamus McGrath LAP (3 laps) 44
Catharine Pendrel Women's cross-country 1:46:37 4
Marie-Hélène Prémont Did not finish

BMX[edit]

Canada qualified a female entry for the event, which was contested at the Olympics for the first time, via the UCI Nations ranking and a male entry via the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships.[20]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Scott Erwood Men's BMX 37.050 26 19 8 Did not advance
Samantha Cools Women's BMX 39.137 13 N/A 14 4 Q DNF 7

Diving[edit]

Ten Canadian athletes qualified for the Olympics, and competed in six of the eight diving events. Spots were allocated at the Olympic Trials, held in Victoria, B.C., June 20 to June 22.[21]

Men
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Alexandre Despatie 3 m springboard 453.60 9 Q 518.75 2 Q 536.65 2
Reuben Ross 446.15 13 Q 395.85 18 Did not advance
Riley McCormick 10 m platform 425.95 14 Q 391.35 16 Did not advance
Reuben Ross 425.60 15 Q 390.75 17 Did not advance
Alexandre Despatie
Arturo Miranda
3 m synchronized springboard N/A 409.29 5
Women
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jennifer Abel 3 m springboard 300.75 10 Q 296.10 13 Did not advance
Blythe Hartley 350.60 3 Q 324.60 10 Q 374.60 4
Émilie Heymans 10 m platform 403.85 3 Q 374.10 4 Q 437.05 2
Marie-Ève Marleau 296.50 17 Q 335.25 7 Q 332.10 7
Meaghan Benfeito
Roseline Filion
10 m synchronized platform N/A 305.91 7

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Jacqueline Brooks Gran Gesto Individual 63.750 29 Did not advance
Ashley Holzer Pop Art 67.042 19 Q 68.760 15 Q 71.450 12 70.105 14
Leslie Reid Orion 59.750 44 Did not advance
Jacqueline Brooks
Ashley Holzer
Leslie Reid
See above Team 63.514 10 N/A 63.514 9

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Kyle Carter Madison Park Individual 63.50 # 61 18.40 81.90 32 14.00 95.90 36 Did not advance 95.90 35
Sandra Donnelly Buenos Aires 60.20 # 58 24.00 84.20 34 8.00 92.20 31 Did not advance 92.20 30
Selena O'Hanlon Colombo 44.10 20 76.80 120.90 51 12.00 132.90 46 Did not advance 132.90 45
Samantha Taylor Livewire 70.70 66 69.60 180.30 60 8.00 188.30 56 Did not advance 188.30 55
Michael Winter King Pin 48.90 28 76.80 125.70 53 20.00 145.70 52 Did not advance 145.70 51
Kyle Carter
Sandra Donnelly
Selena O'Hanlon
Samantha Taylor
Michael Winter
See above Team 153.20 9 133.80 287.00 9 34.00 321.00 9 N/A 321.00 9

# - Indicates that points do not count in team total

Show jumping[edit]

Gold-medal winners Eric Lamaze and Hickstead at the 2008 Olympics
Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Mac Cone Ole Individual 0 =1 12 12 =30 Withdrew
Jill Henselwood Special Ed 1 =14 18 19 =44 Q 0 19 26 Q 4 =11 Did not finish
Eric Lamaze Hickstead 0 =1 0 0 =1 Q 4 4 =2 Q 0 =1 Q 0 0 =1 0 1
Ian Millar In Style 4 =30 4 8 =16 Q 0 8 =8 Q 8 =23 Did not advance 8 =23
Mac Cone
Jill Henselwood
Eric Lamaze
Ian Millar
See above Team N/A 16 =4 Q 4 20 =1 JO 24 2

Fencing[edit]

Canada qualified all of its current quota places via the world ranking (Pan-Am zone). Philippe Beaudry qualified for the Sabre individual event at the last chance continental qualifier held in Querétaro, Mexico.[22]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Igor Tikhomirov Individual épée BYE  Khvorost (UKR)
W 15–11
 Jeannet (FRA)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Josh McGuire Individual foil N/A  Or (ISR)
W 11–10
 Sanzo (ITA)
L 3–15
Did not advance
Philippe Beaudry Individual sabre  Fathy (EGY)
W 15–8
 Montano (ITA)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sherraine Schalm Individual épée N/A BYE  Mincza-Nébald (HUN)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Jujie Luan Individual foil  Boubakri (TUN)
W 13–9
 Mohamed (HUN)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Julie Cloutier Individual sabre  Bujdoso (GER)
L 2–15
Did not advance
Olga Ovtchinnikova BYE  Lee S-M (KOR)
W 15–13
 Besbes (TUN)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Sandra Sassine  Wood (RSA)
W 15–2
 Zagunis (USA)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Julie Cloutier
Olga Ovtchinnikova
Wendy Saschenbrecker
Sandra Sassine
Team sabre N/A  France (FRA)
L 22–45
Classification semi-final
 Poland (POL)
L 44–45
7th place final
 South Africa (RSA)
W 45–16
7

Field hockey[edit]

Canada's men's team qualified for Beijing by defeating Argentina 2–2 (5–4 on penalties) in the final of the 2007 Pan-American games.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Canadian roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[23] view · talk

Head Coach: Louis Mendonca

Reserve:

  1. Philip Wright
  2. David Carter (GK)
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10 13
 Australia 5 3 2 0 24 7 +17 11
 Great Britain 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 8
 Pakistan 5 2 0 3 11 13 −2 6
 Canada 5 1 1 3 10 17 −7 4
 South Africa 5 0 0 5 4 25 −21 0

     Advanced to semifinals

August 11, 2008
18:30
v
Australia  6 – 1  Canada
Abbott Goal 15'16'54'
Kavanagh Goal 22'
Ockenden Goal 48'
Schubert Goal 57'
Report P. Short Goal 38'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Chen Dekang (CHN)
August 13, 2008
18:00
v
Canada  1 – 3  Pakistan
Kullar Goal 35' Report Imran Goal 39'
Rasool Goal 39'
Waqas Goal 57'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)
David Leiper (GBR)
August 15, 2008
10:30
v
Netherlands  4 – 2  Canada
Taekema Goal 4'8'33'
Weusthof Goal 49'
Report Deol Goal 12'
Kahlon Goal 64'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Chen Dekang (CHN)
August 17, 2008
08:30
v
Great Britain  1 – 1  Canada
Daly Goal 67' Report Pereira Goal 47'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)
August 19, 2008
18:00
v
Canada  5 – 3  South Africa
R. Short Goal 15'
Fernandes Goal 31'46'
Grimes Goal 38'70'
Report Smith Goal 4'51'
Tsolekile Goal 28'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Classification match for 9th/10th place
August 21, 2008
08:30
v
Belgium  3 – 0  Canada
Dekeyser Goal 2'70'
Dohmen Goal 23'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

Football[edit]

Canada's national women's team qualified by finishing in the top two at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.[24]

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Canada squad in the women's soccer tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[25] view · talk

Coach: Norway Even Pellerud

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Leblanc, KarinaKarina LeBlanc (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 28) 62 0 United States New Jersey Wildcats
2 4FW Robinson, Jodi-AnnJodi-Ann Robinson (1989-04-17)17 April 1989 (aged 19) 27 4 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
3 2DF Zurrer, EmilyEmily Zurrer (1987-07-12)12 July 1987 (aged 21) 8 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
4 3MF Rustad, ClareClare Rustad (1983-04-27)27 April 1983 (aged 25) 39 1 United States University of Washington
5 2DF Gayle, RobynRobyn Gayle (1985-10-31)31 October 1985 (aged 22) 23 0 Canada Ottawa Fury
6 3MF Schmidt, SophieSophie Schmidt (1988-06-28)28 June 1988 (aged 20) 38 3 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
7 3MF Wilkinson, RhianRhian Wilkinson (1982-05-12)12 May 1982 (aged 26) 62 7 Canada Ottawa Fury
8 3MF Matheson, DianaDiana Matheson (1984-04-06)6 April 1984 (aged 24) 81 4 Canada Ottawa Fury
9 2DF Chapman, CandaceCandace Chapman (1983-04-02)2 April 1983 (aged 25) 57 4 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
10 2DF Franko, MartinaMartina Franko (1976-01-13)13 January 1976 (aged 32) 46 5 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
11 2DF Hermus, RandeeRandee Hermus (1979-11-14)14 November 1979 (aged 28) 110 11 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
12 4FW Sinclair, ChristineChristine Sinclair (c) (1983-06-12)12 June 1983 (aged 25) 120 92 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
13 3MF Walsh, AmyAmy Walsh (1977-09-13)13 September 1977 (aged 30) 94 5 Canada Laval Comets
14 4FW Tancredi, MelissaMelissa Tancredi (1981-12-27)27 December 1981 (aged 26) 33 6 United States Atlanta Silverbacks
15 4FW Lang, KaraKara Lang (1986-10-22)22 October 1986 (aged 21) 80 31 United States UCLA
16 4FW Filigno, JonelleJonelle Filigno (1990-09-24)24 September 1990 (aged 17) 15 1 United States Rutgers University
17 3MF Timko, BrittanyBrittany Timko (1985-09-05)5 September 1985 (aged 22) 86 2 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
18 1GK Macleod, ErinErin McLeod (1983-02-26)26 February 1983 (aged 25) 35 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 China PR 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
6 August 2008
17:00
v
Argentina  1–2  Canada
Manicler Goal 85' Report Chapman Goal 27'
Lang Goal 72'
9 August 2008
19:45
v
Canada  1–1  China PR
Sinclair Goal 34' Report Xu Yuan Goal 36'
12 August 2008
19:45
v
Sweden  2–1  Canada
Schelin Goal 19'51' Report Tancredi Goal 63'
Quarterfinal
15 August 2008
18:00
v
United States  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Canada
Hucles Goal 12'
Kai Goal 101'
Report Sinclair Goal 30'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 26,129
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Canada has qualified a six-man team and two women for Beijing.[26][27]

Men

No Canadian man made an apparatus final, with Kyle Shewfelt finishing ninth on vault and eleventh on floor exercise in the qualifying round. The Canadian team similarly failed to advance to the final, finishing ninth and missing out by less than four-tenths of a point. Two Canadian men, Adam Wong and Nathan Gafiuk, did advance to the all-around final. Ken Ikeda and Jared Walls were the reserves for the men's team.

Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Nathan Gafuik Team 15.225 13.800 14.250 16.175 15.450 14.825 89.725 20 Q Did not advance
Grant Golding 14.850 15.125 15.275 N/A 15.450 N/A
David Kikuchi N/A 14.175 15.200 15.575 15.150 14.200 N/A
Brandon O'Neill 3.450 12.475 N/A 15.150 14.900 N/A
Kyle Shewfelt 15.525 N/A 13.925 16.350 N/A 14.250 N/A
Adam Wong 14.900 14.375 14.500 15.650 15.125 14.575 89.125 24 Q
Total 60.500 56.475 59.225 63.750 61.175 57.850 358.975 9
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Nathan Gafuik All-around 15.325 13.475 14.375 16.175 15.275 15.000 89.625 17
Adam Wong 14.325 14.550 15.050 15.700 15.350 14.825 89.800 15
Women

Finishing in fourteenth place at the 2007 World Gymnastics Championships (Only the top 12 teams qualified), Canada failed to qualify a full women's team to the Olympics.

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Nansy Damianova All-around 14.100 14.700 13.650 14.250 56.700 38 Did not advance
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs 13.875 14.675 14.975 15.125 58.650 19 Q 14.925 14.875 15.425 14.150 58.375 16

Rhythmic[edit]

If Brazil had withdrawn from the group all-around competition, they would have been replaced by Canada.[28][29]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Alexandra Orlando Individual 15.675 16.550 16.175 15.225 63.625 18 Did not advance

Trampoline[edit]

The Canadian Trampoline team: Rosannagh MacLennan, silver medalist Jason Burnett and silver medalist Karen Cockburn

Three trampolinists competed for Canada in Beijing.[27][30]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Jason Burnett Men's 69.70 7 Q 40.70 2
Karen Cockburn Women's 66.00 3 Q 37.00 2
Rosannagh MacLennan 65.60 4 Q 35.50 7

Judo[edit]

Four men and one woman will represent Canada in Judo.[31]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Frazer Will −60 kg BYE  Houkes (NED)
L 0001–0011
Did not advance  Alexanidis (GRE)
W 1001–0010
 Guédez (VEN)
W 1000–0000
 Sobirov (UZB)
L 0000–0011
Did not advance
Sasha Mehmedovic −66 kg BYE  Ibáñez (ECU)
W 0011–0001
 Darbelet (FRA)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance  Rguig (MAR)
W 0201–0000
 Gadanov (RUS)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Nicholas Tritton −73 kg N/A  Pina (POR)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
Keith Morgan −100 kg N/A  Diek (DOM)
W 1001–0000
 Brata (ROU)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Marylise Levesque −78 kg BYE  Grant (AUS)
W 1000–0000
 Yang Xl (CHN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance BYE  Lkhamdegd (MGL)
L 0110–0110
Did not advance

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Josh Riker-Fox and Monica Pinette qualified for Beijing by respectively finishing third and second at the 2007 Pan-American Games and Kara Grant qualified via the world rankings.[32][33]

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Josh Riker-Fox Men's 171 32 988 15–20 24 760 2:11.54 32 1224 108 8 1092 9:33.46 18 1108 5172 24
Kara Grant Women's 178 16 1072 15–20 =24 760 2:45.26 36 940 140 25 1060 10:44.45 16 1144 4976 31
Monica Pinette 187 2 1180 11–24 33 664 2:29.95 34 1124 56 14 1144 11:00.45 23 1080 5192 27

Rowing[edit]

Canada sent eight boats to Beijing in rowing, of which four (half of the quota) finished with medals.[34][35]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dave Calder
Scott Frandsen
Pair 6:54.88 3 SA/B BYE 6:34.02 1 FA 6:39.55 2
Douglas Vandor
Cameron Sylvester
Lightweight double sculls 6:17.58 2 SA/B BYE 6:49.28 6 FB 6:40.80 12
Jon Beare
Iain Brambell
Mike Lewis
Liam Parsons
Lightweight four 5:52.13 2 SA/B BYE 6:07.86 2 FA 5:50.09 3
Andrew Byrnes
Kyle Hamilton
Malcolm Howard
Adam Kreek
Kevin Light
Brian Price (cox)
Ben Rutledge
Dominic Sieterle
Jake Wetzel
Eight 5:27:69 1 FA BYE N/A 5:23.89 1
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Zoe Hoskins
Sabrina Kolker
Pair BUW 5 R 7:40.22 4 FB N/A 7:37.27 9
Tracy Cameron
Melanie Kok
Lightweight double sculls 6:54.07 2 SA/B BYE 7:10.70 1 FA 6:56.68 3
Rachelle de Jong
Anna-Marie de Zwager
Krista Guloien
Janine Hanson
Quadruple sculls 6:23.27 3 R 6:46.60 5 FB N/A 6:28.78 8
Sarah Bonikowsky
Ashley Brzozowicz
Heather Mandoli
Darcy Marquardt
Andréanne Morin
Jane Rumball
Romina Stefancic
Lesley Thompson-Willie (cox)
Buffy Williams
Eight 6:12:68 3 R 6:10.50 1 FA N/A 6:08.04 4

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Canada earned a quota in all the classes above during the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships held in Cascais, Portugal, except for the quota in the Tornado class, which was earned at the 2008 Tornado World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.[36]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Zac Plavsic RS:X 23 25 22 21 30 12 26 12 29 11 EL 211 23
Mike Leigh Laser 13 23 26 5 4 3 28 2 19 CAN 14 137 9
Oliver Bone
Stephane Locas
470 25 26 30 20 23 22 30 18 26 16 EL 235 29
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Nikola Girke RS:X 11 14 13 14 12 15 13 DNF 18 15 EL 153 17
Lisa Ross Laser Radial 16 23 13 11 7 9 29 25 7 CAN EL 140 17
Katie Abbott
Martha Henderson
Jennifer Provan
Yngling 5 4 10 15 9 12 11 15 CAN CAN EL 81 13
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Chris Cook Finn 8 3 7 10 23 5 15 3 CAN CAN N/A 16 90 5
Gordon Cook
Ben Remocker
49er 13 12 13 10 7 6 16 16 10 18 15 16 CAN CAN CAN EL 152 14
Oskar Johansson
Kevin Stittle
Tornado 8 3 9 9 1 15 11 12 2 2 N/A 4 76 4

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled;

Shooting[edit]

Four shooters represented Canada in Beijing.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Giuseppe di Salvatore Trap 112 26 Did not advance
Double trap 109 19 Did not advance
Johannes Sauer 50 m rifle prone 587 44 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Avianna Chao 10 m air pistol 370 39 Did not advance
25 m pistol 558 41 Did not advance
Susan Nattrass Trap 63 11 Did not advance

Softball[edit]

Women's Softball

Results

Round Robin
All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Rank Team W L RF RA WIN% GB
4  Canada 3 4 17 23 .429 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
 Canada 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 11 0
WP: Lauren Bay Regula(1–0)   LP: Chia-Yen Wu(0–1)
Home runs:
TPE: Chia-Ching Ll(1)
CAN: None


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Canada 0 0 3 4 1 1 X 9 11 1
 Netherlands 0 0 0 1 1 0 X 2 3 1
WP: Danielle Lawrie(1–0)   LP: Kristi de Varies(0–2)
Home runs:
CAN: Kayleigh Rafter(1), Melanie Matthews(1)
NED: Sandra Gouverneur(1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Canada 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 8 6 1
WP: Cat Osterman(2–0)   LP: Dione Meier(0–1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2
WP: Lauren Bay Regula(2–0)   LP: Wei Lu(1–1)
Home runs:
CHN: None
CAN: Jennifer Yee(1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Venezuela 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
WP: Mariangee Bogado(2–1)   LP: Danielle Lawrie(1–1)
Home runs:
VEN: Yuruby Alicart(1)
CAN: None
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 4 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
WP: Tanya Harding(2–1)   LP: Lauren Bay Regula(2–1)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
 Japan 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 9 0
WP: Yukiko Ueno (3–0)   LP: Lauren Bay Regula (2–2)

Swimming[edit]

The places in Canada's Olympic swim team were allocated at the 2008 CN Olympic Trials.[37]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Joe Bartoch 100 m butterfly 52.90 34 Did not advance
Keith Beavers 200 m backstroke 1:58.84 15 Q 1:58.50 12 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.19 8 Q 1:59.43 8 Q 1:59.43 7
400 m individual medley 4:12.75 9 N/A Did not advance
Mathieu Bois 100 m breaststroke 1:01.45 28 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:12.87 29 Did not advance
Mike Brown 100 m breaststroke 1:00.98 20 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:09.84 NR 5 Q 2:08.84 NR 2 Q 2:09.03 4
Ryan Cochrane 400 m freestyle 3:44.85 NR 9 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 14:40.84 AM 2 Q N/A 14:42.69 3
Joel Greenshields 100 m freestyle 49.04 23 Did not advance
Brent Hayden 100 m freestyle 47.84 3 Q 48.20 11 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:46.40 3 Q Withdrew
Richard Hortness 50 m freestyle 22.42 27 Did not advance
Brian Johns 200 m individual medley 2:00.66 18 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:11.41 NR 7 Q N/A 4:13.38 7
Tobias Oriwol 200 m backstroke 1:58.84 16 Q 1:59.50 15 Did not advance
Colin Russell 200 m freestyle 1:46.58 5 Q 1:48.13 14 Did not advance
Adam Sioui 100 m butterfly 53.38 39 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:57.45 25 Did not advance
Jake Tapp 100 m backstroke 55.54 31 Did not advance
Joel Greenshields
Brent Hayden
Richard Hortness
Colin Russell
Rick Say
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:13.68 NR 7 Q N/A 3:12.26 NR 6
Brent Hayden
Andrew Hurd
Brian Johns
Colin Russell
Rick Say
Adam Sioui
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:08.04 NR 5 Q N/A 7:05.77 NR 5
Joe Bartoch
Mike Brown
Brent Hayden
Jake Tapp
4×100 m medley relay 3:35.56 10 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephanie Horner 200 m freestyle 1:58.35 17 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:07.45 11 N/A Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:10.33 20 Did not advance
Tanya Hunks 800 m freestyle 8:38.05 23 N/A Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:40.63 20 N/A Did not advance
Savannah King 400 m freestyle 4:11.49 19 N/A Did not advance
Alexa Komarnycky 400 m individual medley 4:46.98 29 N/A Did not advance
Audrey Lacroix 100 m butterfly 59.10 28 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:08.54 12 Q 2:09.74 13 Did not advance
Erica Morningstar 100 m freestyle 54.66 15 Q 55.36 15 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:14.11 19 Did not advance
Annamay Pierse 100 m breaststroke 1:08.25 13 Q 1:08.27 10 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:25.01 7 Q 2:23.94 5 Q 2:23.77 NR 6
Victoria Poon 50 m freestyle 25.58 30 Did not advance
Geneviève Saumur 200 m freestyle 3:00.49 25 Did not advance
Lindsay Seemann 200 m backstroke 2:15.07 30 Did not advance
Jillian Tyler 100 m breaststroke 1:08.13 NR 10 Q 1:09.00 13 Did not advance
Julia Wilkinson 100 m freestyle 54.70 16 Q Withdrew
100 m backstroke 1:00.38 10 Q 1:00.60 12 Did not advance
200 m backstroke DNS Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:12.26 NR 13 Q 2:12.03 NR 5 Q 2:12.43 7
Jennifer Beckberger
Audrey Lacroix
Erica Morningstar
Geneviève Saumur
Julia Wilkinson
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:38.82 NR 7 Q N/A 3:38.32 NR 8
Stephanie Horner
Erica Morningstar
Kevyn Peterson
Geneviève Saumur
Julia Wilkinson
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:56.26 NR 10 N/A Did not advance
Audrey Lacroix
Erica Morningstar
Annamay Pierse
Julia Wilkinson
4×100 m medley relay 4:02.13 8 Q N/A 4:01.35 7

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Canada qualified for both events by finishing third in the team event at the "Good Luck Beijing" 2008 Olympic Games Synchronized Swimming Qualification Tournament.[38]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon
Isabelle Rampling
Duet 47.417 6 47.333 94.750 6 Q 47.667 95.084 6
Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon
Jessika Dubuc
Marie-Pierre Gagne
Dominika Kopcik
Eve Lamoureux
Tracy Little
Elise Marcotte
Isabelle Rampling
Jennifer Song
Team 47.584 =5 N/A 48.084 96.167 4

Table tennis[edit]

Canada sent five table tennis players to Beijing.

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pradeeban Peter-Paul Men's singles  Tsuboi (BRA)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Zhang Peng  St. Louis (TRI)
W 4–0
 Kishikawa (JPN)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Judy Long Women's singles  Ramos (VEN)
 L 1–4
Did not advance
Zhang Mo  Medina (COL)
 W 4–0
 Kostromina (BLR)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pradeeban Peter-Paul
Shen Qiang
Zhang Peng
Men's team Group B
 Germany (GER)
L 0 – 3
 Croatia (CRO)
L 0 – 3
 Singapore (SIN)
L 0 – 3
4 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Canada's Sébastien Michaud and Ivett Gonda qualified Canada in the men's −80 kg and the women's −49 kg by respectively finishing first and third at the World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament in Manchester, United Kingdom. World champion Karine Sergerie secured an additional berth for Canada, this time in the women's −67 kg, by finishing second at the Pan American Taekwondo Qualification Tournament in Cali, Colombia. In Beijing 2008, Sergerie made Silver after advancing to the finals opposite to Kyungseon of Korea who secured the gold.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sébastien Michaud Men's −80 kg  Román (PUR)
W 2–1
 Ahmadov (AZE)
L 0–0 SUP
Did not advance
Ivett Gonda Women's −49 kg  Zajc (SWE)
L 0–2
Did not advance
Karine Sergerie Women's −67 kg  Morgan (AUS)
W 0–0 SUP
 Sánchez (ARG)
W 3–0
 Ocasio (PUR)
W 3–0
BYE  Hwang K-S (KOR)
L 1–2
2

Tennis[edit]

Canada was represented by three men in tennis.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Frank Dancevic Men's singles  Wawrinka (SUI)
L 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Did not advance
Frédéric Niemeyer  Cañas (ARG)
L 3–6, 2–4r
Did not advance
Daniel Nestor
Frédéric Niemeyer
Men's doubles N/A  A Murray /
J Murray (GBR)
L 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Canada is one of five nations sending a full complement of six triathletes to Beijing.[39][40]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Colin Jenkins Men's 18:12 0:29 58:59 0:31 38:39 1:56:50.85 50
Paul Tichelaar 18:24 0:27 58:51 0:30 33:34 1:51:46.81 28
Simon Whitfield 18:18 0:27 58:56 0:29 30:48 1:48:58.47 2
Lauren Groves Women's 20:05 Did not finish
Carolyn Murray 20:55 0:29 1:05:28 0:33 37:31 2:04:56.32 29
Kathy Tremblay 19:52 0:28 1:04:24 0:35 40:04 2:05:23.49 31

Water polo[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Canada's men's team qualified by reaching the semifinal at the FINA men's Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament, beating host Romania 9–8.[41] The team finished in 11th place.

Roster

The following is the Canadian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[23] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Randall, RobinRobin Randall GK 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) May 1, 1980 Canada Regina Squids
2 Kudaba, ConCon Kudaba CB 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) May 17, 1987 Canada Fraser Valley
3 Diggle, DevonDevon Diggle D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) June 15, 1988 Canada DDO Montreal
4 Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) June 21, 1981 Canada Fraser Valley
5 Boyd, JustinJustin Boyd D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) April 23, 1989 Canada DDO Montreal
6 Marks, ThomasThomas Marks CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) June 2, 1980 Canada Vancouver Vikings
7 Jung, BrandonBrandon Jung D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) April 28, 1986 Canada Storm Vancouver
8 Graham, KevinKevin Graham D 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) April 21, 1986 Canada Regina Squids
9 Feltham, AaronAaron Feltham D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) April 16, 1982 Canada Lindsay
10 Palamarevic, SasaSasa Palamarevic CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) July 16, 1986 Canada Hull
11 Sayegh, JeanJean Sayegh D 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) June 18, 1981 Canada Les Hydres de Quebec
12 Miller, NathanielNathaniel Miller CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) September 21, 1979 Canada DDO Montreal
13 Youngblud, NicNic Youngblud GK 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) January 16, 1981 Canada Hamilton Aquatic
Head coach: Dragan Jovanović
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–10
Will play for places 7–12
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 5 4 1 0 60 36 +24 9
 Spain 5 4 0 1 52 34 +18 8
 Montenegro 5 2 2 1 43 33 +10 6
 Australia 5 2 1 2 45 40 +5 5
 Greece 5 1 0 4 39 56 −17 2
 Canada 5 0 0 5 21 61 −40 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

August 10, 2008
9:30
v
Game reference Spain  16 – 6  Canada Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Ciric (SRB), Ni (CHN)
Score by quarters: 5-2, 4-2, 3-1, 4-1
Molina 3, X. García 3, Piralkov 2, Vallès 2, F. Perrone 2 Goals Feltham 2
August 12, 2008
9:30
v
Game reference Canada  0 – 12  Montenegro Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Knights (NZL), Pinker (RSA)
Score by quarters: 0-3, 0-4, 0-4, 0-1
- Goals Vukčević 2, M. Janović 2, Gojković 2
August 14, 2008
15:20
v
Game reference Australia  8 – 5  Canada Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Bock (GER), Klopper (NED)
Score by quarters: 2-3, 2-1, 3-1, 1-0
Figlioli 3, Franklin 2 Goals Feltham 2
August 16, 2008
10:50
v
Game reference Canada  7 – 13  Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Hart (AUS), Ni (CHN)
Score by quarters: 1-6, 4-5, 2-1, 0-1
Graham 3, Feltham 3 Goals Ntoskas 4, Theodoropoulos 3
August 18, 2008
10:50
v
Game reference Hungary  12 – 3  Canada Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Ciric (SRB), Littlejohn (GBR)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 3-0, 1-2, 5-0
Madaras 2, Kásás 2, Biros 2, Molnár 2 Goals Graham 2
Classification round (7th–12th place)
August 20, 2008
09:30
v
Game reference Canada  11 – 13  Italy Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Rak (CRO), Ni (CHN)
Score by quarters: 1-4, 3-2, 3-3, 4-4
Graham 4, Miller 2 Goals Sottani 3, Gallo 2, Felugo 2, Calcaterra 2
Classification round (11th–12th place)
August 22, 2008
09:30
v
Game reference Canada  8 – 7  China Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Koryzna (POL), Argyros (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1-1, 3-1, 1-2, 3-3
Boyd 2, Sayegh 2 Goals Yu 2, Han 2

Weightlifting[edit]

Canada qualified three female Weightlifters by finishing fourteenth in the combined country ranking of the 2006 and 2007 World Weightlifting Championships.[42] Canada then qualified two men's weightlifters by finishing second among non-qualified teams at the 2008 Pan American Championships held in Callao, Peru.[43]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Jasvir Singh Men's −62 kg 115 16 151 12 266 12
Francis Luna-Grenier Men's −69 kg 131 21 162 17 293 17
Marilou Dozois-Prevost Women's −48 kg 76 10 90 10 166 10
Christine Girard Women's −63 kg 102 6 126 5 228 4
Jeane Lassen Women's −75 kg 105 10 135 5 240 8

Wrestling[edit]

Seven athletes qualified at the 2008 Pan-American Wrestling Championships while Travis Cross and Carol Huynh qualified by finishing in the top 8 at the 2007 Wrestling World Championships and David Zilberman qualified at the first freestyle qualification tournament.[44][45][46]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Saeed Azarbayjani −60 kg BYE  Berberyan (ARM)
W 3–0 PO
 Mohammadi (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 10
Haislan Garcia −66 kg BYE  Taghavi (IRI)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Matt Gentry −74 kg BYE  Bentinidis (GRE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 18
Travis Cross −84 kg BYE  Balcı (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
David Zilberman −96 kg BYE  Kurbanov (UZB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ari Taub −120 kg BYE  Deák-Bárdos (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carol Huynh −48 kg BYE  Stadnik (AZE)
W 3–1 PP
 Kim H-J (KOR)
W 3–1 PP
 Bakatyuk (KAZ)
W 3–1 PP
BYE  C Icho (JPN)
W 3–1 PP
1
Tonya Verbeek −55 kg N/A  Naidangiin (MGL)
W 3–0 PO
 Cristea (MDA)
W 3–1 PP
 Yoshida (JPN)
L 0–3 PO
BYE  Nerell (SWE)
W 3–0 PO
3
Martine Dugrenier −63 kg BYE  Sastin (HUN)
W 3–0 PO
 Xu Hy (CHN)
W 3–1 PP
 K Icho (JPN)
L 1–3 PP
BYE  Miller (USA)
L 1–3 PP
5
Ohenewa Akuffo −72 kg N/A  Zlateva (BUL)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance BYE  Unda (ESP)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10

Official outfitter[edit]

HBC was the official outfitter of clothing for members of the Canadian Olympic team.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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