Richard Funk (born November 22, 1992) is a Canadian breaststroke swimmer.[1]

Richard Funk
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing  Canada
World Championships (LC)
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Budapest 4x100 m mixed medley
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto 200 m breaststroke
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Toronto 100 m breaststroke
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Toronto 4×100 m medley

Funk was a triple medallist at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

In April 2017, Funk was named to Canada's 2017 World Aquatics Championships team in Budapest, Hungary.[2][3]

Internet NotorietyEdit

Funk has gained notoriety for a meme which involves his name and nationality displaying as "CAN Richard Funk."[4]


  1. ^ COC Profile
  2. ^ Sutherland, James (9 April 2017). "Canada To Send 26 Pool, 6 Open Water Swimmers To World Championships". Swim Swam. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Sydney Pickrem Sets Canadian Record, Team Canada Named on Exciting Final Night at Trials". Swimming Canada. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  4. ^ "'Can Richard Funk?' is the big question of the Commonwealth Games". The Independent. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2019-02-02.

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