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List of Canadian sports personalities

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List of Canadian sports personalities

The following is a list of Canadian sports personalities.

Nationally recognized honour lists

Contents

  • Olympic athletes 1
  • Uncategorised professional athletes 2
  • Alpine skiing 3
  • Automobile racing 4
  • Baseball 5
    • Current players 5.1
  • Basketball 6
  • Biathlon 7
  • Bobsleigh 8
  • Boxing 9
  • Cricket 10
  • Cycling 11
  • Cross-country skiing 12
  • Curling 13
  • Disc sports 14
  • Figure skating 15
  • Football 16
  • Golf 17
  • Gymnastics 18
  • Horse racing and equestrian sports 19
  • Ice hockey 20
  • Judo 21
  • Lacrosse 22
  • Mixed martial arts 23
  • Multiple sports 24
  • Professional rodeo 25
  • Professional wrestling 26
  • Rowing, kayaking 27
  • Rugby union 28
  • Skeleton 29
  • Snowboarding 30
  • Soccer (football) 31
  • Speed skating 32
    • Long Track 32.1
    • Short Track 32.2
  • Squash 33
  • Swimming – diving 34
  • Synchronized swimming 35
  • Tennis 36
  • Track and field 37
  • Triathlon 38
  • Weightlifting 39
  • Wrestling 40
  • References 41
  • Further reading 42

Olympic athletes

Uncategorised professional athletes

Alpine skiing

Automobile racing

Baseball

Current players

Basketball

Current NBA Players

Current WNBA Players

Retired

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Boxing

Cricket

Cycling

Cross-country skiing

Curling

Disc sports

Figure skating

Football

Golf

Gymnastics

Horse racing and equestrian sports

Ice hockey

Judo

Lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

Multiple sports

Professional rodeo

  • Earl W. Bascom, designer of hornless bronc saddle (1922) and bareback rigging (1924)

Professional wrestling

Rowing, kayaking

Rugby union

Skeleton

Snowboarding

Soccer (football)

Speed skating

Long Track

Short Track

Squash

Swimmingdiving

Synchronized swimming

Tennis

Track and field

  • Jamie Adjetey-Nelson (born 1984), decathlete and gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Dylan Armstrong (born 1981), shot putter, Pan American Games record, second at world championships
  • Donovan Bailey (born 1967), sprinter, former 100m world record holder
  • Simon Bairu (born 1983), distance runner, 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
  • Bryan Barnett (born 1987), sprinter, 100m and 200m
  • Joël Bourgeois (born 1971), 3000 meter Steeplechase, 1996 and 2000 Olympics
  • Nathan Brannen (born 1982), 800m, 2009 World Championships
  • Pierre Browne (born 1980), sprinter, 100m in the Olympics
  • Jared Connaughton (born 1985), sprinter, 100m and 200m
  • Reid Coolsaet born (1979), marathon runner, London 2012 Olympics
  • Bruce Deacon (born 1966), marathon runner, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games
  • Étienne Desmarteau (1873–1905), weight thrower, Olympic champion
  • Jerome Drayton (born 1945), marathon runner, three time winner of the Fukuoka Marathon, and Canadian marathon record holder since 1969. 1968 and 1976 Olympic Games.
  • Sam Effah (born 1988), sprinter, 100m
  • Alice Falaiye (born 1978), long jumper, gold medalist at the 2009 Pan American Games and 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Perdita Felicien (born 1980), 2003 world champion in 100m hurdles
  • Nicole Forrester (born 1976), high jumper, gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Sultana Frizell (born 1984), hammer thrower, gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Phylicia George (born 1987), 100m hurdles
  • Eric Gillis born (1980), marathon runner, 2008 Beijing & London 2012 Olympics
  • Nikkita Holder (born 1987), 100m hurdles
  • Harry Jerome (1940–1982) sprinter, bronze medalist in the 100m at the 1964 Olympic Games.
  • Ben Johnson (born 1961), sprinter, disqualified from Olympic gold medal for doping
  • Jennifer Joyce (born 1980), hammer thrower, silver medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Robert Kerr (1882–1963), sprinter, Olympic gold and bronze medalist at the 1908 Olympics
  • Michael LeBlanc (born 1987), sprinter, 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
  • Cameron Levins (born 1989), distance runner, first Canadian to win the Bowerman Award (NCAA male athlete of the year), London 2012 Olympics
  • Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (born 1982), 100m hurdles, silver medalist at the 2009 World Championships
  • George Orton (1873–1958), first Canadian to become Olympic champion
  • Hank Palmer (born 1985), sprinter, 2008 Olympics
  • Gary Reed (born 1981), 800m, silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships
  • Fanny Rosenfeld (1904–1969), runner & long jumper, world record (100-yard dash); Olympic champion (4x100-m relay) and silver (100-m)
  • Scott Russell (born 1979), javelin thrower, 2001 World Championships, bronze medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2008 Olympic Games
  • Bruny Surin (born 1967), sprinter, tied with Donovan Bailey for Canadian 100m record
  • Brianne Theisen (born 1988), heptathlete, 2009 World Championships
  • Justyn Warner (born 1987), sprinter, 100m
  • Angela Whyte (born 1980), 100m hurdles, silver medalist at the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games
  • Percy Williams (1908–1982), sprinter, double gold medalist at the 1928 Olympics, former world record holder in the 100m
  • Dylan Wykes (born 1983), marathon runner, 2009 World Championships and London 2012 Olympics
  • Jessica Zelinka (born 1981), heptathlete and pentathlete, gold medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games

Triathlon

  • Simon Whitfield (born 1975), gold at the 2000 Olympics and silver at the 2008 Olympics, competed at the London 2012 Olympics
  • Brent McMahon (born 1980), silver at the 2007 Pan American Games, bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games, London 2012 Olympics
  • Kyle Jones (triathlete) (born 1984), London 2012 Olympics
  • Paula Findlay (born 1989), bronze medalist at the 2009 ITU World Championships, London 2012 Olympics
  • Kathy Tremblay (born 1982), London 2012 Olympics

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ Craig Ballantyne (September 21, 1938). "Negro Scores Win Before 5,000 Fans; Berger is Victor".  
  2. ^ Stuart Chelin (July 22, 2004). "Jewish youngster opens Toronto tennis center". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 

Further reading

  • Mooney, Maggie (2010), Canada's Top 100: The Greatest Athletes of All Time, Greystone Books,  
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