Victoria, BC – After more than two thrilling weeks, Team Canada has wrapped another successful Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022 with a total of 26 medals. This is a tie with Vancouver 2010 for the 2nd most medals ever won by Canada at a Winter Games.
Team Canada’s 26 medals also placed them fourth in the overall medal count at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Of those 26 medals, 15 (58%) were won by BC connected and CSI Pacific affiliated athletes.
The Canadian Olympic team featured 215 athletes in total, of those:
• 34% were BC Connected and they won 58% of Team Canada’s medals
• All 34% were also CSI Pacific Affiliated; i.e. they received sport science and sport medicine support from CSI Pacific and/or the PacificSport network
The medal statistics above show that B.C. connected athletes continue to punch above their weight on the world stage, winning an impressive share of medals based on the number of athletes competing.
Along with winning medals, many B.C. connected athletes had significant personal achievements and personal bests during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. Some examples include:
• Mikaël Kingsbury became the first male freestyle skier to ever win three straight Olympic medals, and he is Canada’s most decorated freestyle skier in Olympic competition;
• Lewis Irving was part of the team that won Bronze in the Mixed Team Aerials event, Canada’s first Olympic medal in an aerials event in 20 years;
• Jack Crawford became the first Canadian to ever reach the podium in an Alpine Combined event at the Olympic Winter Games;
• Christine de Bruin won Canada’s first ever medal in Women’s Monobob; and
• Mark McMorris is the first athlete to win three consecutive Bronze medals in the same Olympic event over three different Winter Games
“Canada’s athletes have always shown the world how tough and resilient they are, but the Beijing Games took it to a whole other level,” said CSI Pacific CEO Wendy Pattenden. “On top of the incredible mental strength it took these athletes to make it to Beijing through the pandemic, they also showed phenomenal physical and mental strength to overcome injuries and illness and thrive on the world’s biggest stage. Our team of sport science and sport medicine practitioners at CSI Pacific are privileged to work with these athletes and our National Sport Organization partners over this past quadrennial and at these Winter Olympics.”
B.C. affiliated athletes and coaches rely heavily on programs and donations from all levels of government including Own the Podium and Sport Canada in combination with the leadership and commitment of viaSport, National Sport Organizations and Provincial Sport Organizations throughout the province.
“On behalf of viaSport, congratulations to the B.C. athletes, coaches and staff on a momentous Games! Hearing stories of the immense preparation that goes into each of these Olympic performances is incredible. viaSport is proud to support a B.C. amateur sport system that not only helps these champions shine, but grows opportunities for everyone who is inspired by them to join in and participate. These Olympics have shown that when people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds have the chance to participate in sport, amazing things can happen. I hope these performances inspire more British Columbians to seek out those opportunities and be part of the sport community right here at home.”
With the strict restrictions to keep the athlete and coaches safe and healthy during the Olympic Games, CSI Pacific sent three staff members to Beijing 2022 to support Team Canada athletes in certain sports.
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Staff Working at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games
|Craig Hill||Strength & Conditioning and Integrated Support Team Lead||Ski Cross|
|Andrew Kates||Strength & Conditioning||Freestyle Moguls|
|Megan Kamachi||Performance Technology||Team Canada Mission Staff|
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Affiliated Athletes Who Won an Olympic Medal at Beijing 2022
(listed by sport, then surname)
|Jack Crawford||Alpine Skiing – Combined||Bronze|
|Justin Kripps, Ryan Sommer, Ben Coakwell, Cam Stones||Bobsleigh – Four-man||Bronze|
|Christine de Bruin||Bobsleigh – Monobob||Bronze|
|Lewis Irving||Freestyle Skiing – Aerials (Mixed Team)||Bronze|
|Rachael Karker||Freestyle Skiing – Halfpipe||Bronze|
|Cassie Sharpe||Freestyle Skiing – Halfpipe||Silver|
|Mikaël Kingsbury||Freestyle Skiing – Moguls||Silver|
|Micah Zandee-Hart||Ice Hockey – Women’s||Gold|
|Marielle Thompson||Ski Cross||Silver|
|Mark McMorris||Snowboard – Slopestyle||Bronze|
|Max Parrot||Snowboard – Slopestyle
Snowboard – Big Air
|Eliot Grondin||Snowboard Cross – Men’s
Snowboard Cross – Mixed
|Meryeta O’Dine||Snowboard Cross – Women’s
Snowboard Cross – Mixed
About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (www.csipacific.ca) is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Perform.
Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada. Learn more: www.csipacific.ca.
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