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The Super Seven: Canada’s elite medal performers from the last decade

When it comes to world championship or major games medals, seven Canadian athletes combined to take a total of 10 medals during the last decade.

Looking back over the last decade, six elite Canadian triathletes took medals at a world-championship or major games – some more than once.

Lionel Sanders wins the 2017 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. Photo: Wagner Araujo / ITU Media

When it comes to podium performances at world championships and major games, Canada enjoyed some success over the last decade, reaching the podium no-less than 10 times during that time frame. Three of those medals were gold, and two of those gold-medal performances came on home turf when Lionel Sanders and Melanie McQuaid took world titles at the 2017 ITU Multisport World Championships in Penticton. A look at the Canadian elite medal-winners from the last 10 years.

 

Magali Tisseyre gears up for the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba. Credit: Kevin Mackinnon

Magali Tisseyre’s consecutive podium finishes at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

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Jeff Symonds reaches podium at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Joanna Brown finished third at WTS Bermuda 2019.

Joanna Brown takes bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

Heather Wurtele gets ready for the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba. Credit: Kevin MacKinnon

Heather Wurtele captures three consecutive podium finishes at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Kirsten Sweetland makes her first Olympic team. Photo courtesy Canadian Olympic Team Press Website.

Kirsten Sweetland wins Commonwealth silver in Glasgow

Melanie McQuaid on her way to taking the ITU World Cross Championship in Penticton in 2017. (Photo: ITU)

Melanie McQuaid

While her three Xterra world titles came in 2003, 2004 and 2006, Melanie McQuaid captured two ITU Cross Triathlon world titles in the last decade – in 2011 and in 2017, when she captured the world title relatively close to her home in Victoria by taking the win at the Penticton multisport worlds.

Lionel Sanders on the run at the 2017 Ironman World Championship.

Lionel Sanders finishes second at the Ironman World Championship

Lionel Sanders takes the ITU Long Distance World Championships