List of Canadian sports personalities

The following is a list of Canadian sports personalities.

Nationally recognized honour lists

Olympic athletesEdit

Uncategorised professional athletesEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

  • Mike Pyke, former Canada rugby union international and first Canadian to play for an AFL premiership (championship) team

Automobile racingEdit

BaseballEdit

Current playersEdit

BasketballEdit

Current NBA players

Current WNBA players

Playing in overseas leagues

Playing in other North American professional leagues

Coaches

Former NCAA Division I players awaiting professional play

Retired

BiathlonEdit

BobsleighEdit

BoxingEdit

CricketEdit

CyclingEdit

Cross-country skiingEdit

CurlingEdit

Disc sportsEdit

Figure skatingEdit

FootballEdit

GolfEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Horse racing and equestrian sportsEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

JudoEdit

LacrosseEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Multiple sportsEdit

Professional rodeoEdit

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

Professional wrestlingEdit

Rowing, kayakingEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SkeletonEdit

SnowboardingEdit

Soccer (football)Edit

Speed skatingEdit

Long trackEdit

Short trackEdit

SquashEdit

SwimmingdivingEdit

Synchronized swimmingEdit

TennisEdit

Track and fieldEdit

  • Jamie Adjetey-Nelson (born 1984), decathlete and gold medallist 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 Summer Olympics
  • Jared Connaughton (born 1985), sprinter, 100m and 200m
  • Reid Coolsaet born (1979), marathon runner, 2012 London Summer Olympics
  • Bruce Deacon (born 1966), marathon runner, 1996 and 2000 Olympics
  • Andre De Grasse (born 1994), sprinter, Rio 2016 Medallist: 100m Bronze, 200m Silver, and 4 × 100 m relay Bronze
  • Étienne Desmarteau (1873–1905), weight thrower, Olympic champion
  • Jerome Drayton (born 1945), marathon runner; three-time winner of the Fukuoka Marathon; Canadian marathon record holder since 1969; 1968 and 1976 Olympics Games
  • Sam Effah (born 1988), sprinter, 100m
  • Alice Falaiye (born 1978), long jumper, gold medallist 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 medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Sultana Frizell (born 1984), hammer thrower, gold medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Phylicia George (born 1987), 100m hurdles
  • Eric Gillis born (1980), marathon runner, Summer Olympics: 2008 Beijing and London 2012
  • Sasha Gollish (born 1981), competitive runner, bronze medallist in the 2015 Pan American Games 1500m and gold medallist in the 2013 Maccabiah Games half-marathon
  • Matthew Hughes (born 1989), 3000m steeplechase, gold medallist at the 2015 Pan American Games, Rio 2016
  • Nikkita Holder (born 1987), 100m hurdles
  • Harry Jerome (1940–1982), sprinter, bronze medallist in the 100m at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Ben Johnson (born 1961), sprinter, disqualified from Olympic gold medal for doping
  • Jennifer Joyce (born 1980), hammer thrower, silver medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Robert Kerr (1882–1963), sprinter, 1908 Summer Olympics medallist: a gold and a bronze
  • Michael LeBlanc (born 1987), sprinter, 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
  • Cameron Levins (born 1989), distance runner, inaugural Canadian to win the Bowerman Award (NCAA male athlete of the year); London 2012 Olympics
  • Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (born 1982), 100m hurdles, silver medallist at the 2009 World Championships
  • George Orton (1873–1958), inaugural Canadian Olympics medallist
  • Hank Palmer (born 1985), sprinter, 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Bruno Pauletto (born 1954), shot putter
  • Gary Reed (born 1981), 800m, silver medallist at the 2007 World Championships
  • Fanny Rosenfeld (1904–1969), runner & long jumper, world record (100-yard dash); Olympic medallist (4x100-m relay) and silver (100-m)
  • Scott Russell (born 1979), javelin thrower, 2001 World Championships, bronze medallist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2008 Summer Olympics
  • 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 medallist at the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games
  • Percy Williams (1908–1982), sprinter, double gold medallist at the 1928 Olympics, former world record holder in the 100m
  • Dylan Wykes (born 1983), marathon runner, 2009 World Championships and 2012 London Summer Olympics
  • Jessica Zelinka (born 1981), heptathlete and pentathlete, gold medallist at the 2007 Pan American Games

TriathlonEdit

  • Paula Findlay (born 1989), bronze medallist at the 2009 ITU World Championships, 2012 London Summer Olympics
  • Kyle Jones (born 1984), 2012 London Olympics
  • Brent McMahon (born 1980), silver at the 2007 Pan American Games, bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games, 2012 London Summer Olympics
  • Lionel Sanders (born 1988), winner of the 2017 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
  • Kathy Tremblay (born 1982), 2012 London Summer Olympics
  • Simon Whitfield (born 1975), gold at the 2000 Olympics and silver at the 2008 Olympics, competed at the 2012 London Summer Olympics

WeightliftingEdit

Water skiingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Smith, Claire (November 14, 1997). "Walker is first Canadian M.V.P." The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Craig Ballantyne (September 21, 1938). "Negro Scores Win Before 5,000 Fans; Berger is Victor". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Stuart Chelin (July 22, 2004). "Jewish youngster opens Toronto tennis center". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved June 2, 2010.

Further readingEdit