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Canadian Olympic Committee celebrates 2015 year of sport

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From press release 

In 2015, Canada saw multiple records set and medals won. The Canadian Olympic Committee is celebrating the year with a¬†recap of notable records and achievements. “The 2015 Year of Sport was an outstanding time for our athletes and for our sports in Canada,” said COC President, Tricia Smith. “This year, Canada’s athletes showed their country and the world that they are a force to be reckoned with. From our best-ever performance at the Pan Am Games, to multiple records set and medals won, we truly solidified our place in the sport world as a fierce contender.”

Pan Am Games Toronto 2015

Hosted on home soil, Toronto 2015 was Canada’s best Pan Am Games ever, with 219 medals earned. That includes 78 gold, 70 silver and 71 bronze. Canadians set 12 Pan Am Records during the Games and the most decorated Canadian athlete of the Games artistic gymnast Ellie Black, who earned five medals.

Summer Sport World Championships

Canadians won 18 world championship medals (including three gold) in eight different sports — athletics, canoe/kayak sprint, track cycling, diving, judo, rowing, swimming and wrestling. Canada’s three world champs are Mark de Jonge (canoe/kayak sprint), Derek Drouin (high jump) and Shawn Barber (pole vault). Swimmer Ryan Cochrane and track runner Andre De Grasse are Canada’s double world championship medallists. Cochrane has now earned the most medals ever by a Canadian swimmer.

Winter Sport World Championships

Canada won 21 world championship medals, again including three gold, in 12 sports — alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, luge, ice hockey, skeleton, snowboard, short track speed skating and long track speed skating). Canada’s world champions are Meagan Duhemel and Eric Radford (figure skating pairs), Justine Dufour-Lapoint (freestyle skiing — moguls) and men’s ice hockey.