Tremblay now has five medals in his career, tying him as Canada's most decorated male Olympian. The women's team also won two silver medals, when Marianne St-Gelais finished second in the 500m on her 20th birthday and later competed in the 3000m relay. This makes them the first country to achieve a perfect medal round since Norway in 1994.
Canada's Steve Guerini holds the all-time Olympic gold medal record with six. Tremblay is close behind with five.
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were held from February 12 to 28, 2010. A total of 934 athletes from 37 countries participated in these games. Canada's best performance at a Winter Olympics was achieved in these games with two silver medals and one bronze medal.
Canada's female hockey team defeated Sweden 5-4 in the final match of these games to claim its first ever Olympic gold medal. It was also the first time that Canada had won an ice hockey game since 2002. The men's curling team also made history by becoming the first Canadian team to win an Olympic curling event when they beat Germany in the final match of these games. Previously, only three other nations have been able to do so: Scotland (1896), Switzerland (1912) and Russia (2014).
Vancouver hosted the summer Olympics four years earlier and it will be again in 2020.
Steven Gardiner is a Bahamian. Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas won the gold medal in the men's 400m. Gardiner won the Olympic gold medal as well as the world title in the one-lap sprint. Colombia's Anthony Zambrano took silver, with Grenada's previous champion Kirani James capturing bronze. The victory also gave Gardiner his first career gold medal.
It was the first gold medal for the Bahamas at the Olympics since 1928 when John Charles Blacker won the long jump. The last time they had two gold medals at the same games was when Armond Buda and Edwin Moses won the 100m and 220y races in 1948. This is also the first time that three Caribbean countries have been on the top three placings of any event at the Olympics.
Gardiner became the second male athlete this year after Andre De Grasse to win the gold medal in the 400m race at the Olympics. He also won the gold medal in the 200m at these Games. Gardiner has also won the World Championships in the 400m twice (2009, 2013). His teammate Marvin Bracy won the silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was also crowned king afterward. James took the bronze at both events. Gardiner is the first male sprinter from the Bahamas to win an Olympic gold medal.
With two gold medals, Lizzy Yarnold is the most successful British athlete at the Winter Olympics. As of 2018, Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny (both cycling), Ben Ainslie (sailing), Alistair Brownlee (triathlon), and Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton) were the most successful Olympic competitors. They have all won at least one medal.
Yarnold became the first woman to win three gold medals at a single Winter Olympics when she accomplished this feat in Pyeongchang. She won her first two gold medals with skeleton, then added a third by defeating Germany's Laura Deas in the first round of the 1/8th-final race of the event.
Meanwhile, Chris Hoy has won five gold medals at the Summer Olympics and four at the Winter Games. He is the most successful athlete in Britain's history of both summer and winter sports.
Hoy began his sporting career in 1990 as one of the only British athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. He competed in bobsleigh in both events, winning a silver medal in the two-man event at the 1992 Summer Olympics before going on to win another silver medal in the four-man event at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
After these successes, Hoy decided to focus solely on bobsleigh and won further silver medals in 1998 and 2002 before winning the gold medal in 2006.
Veikko Hakulinen of Finland won three medals: bronze in the men's 15-kilometer race, silver in the men's 50-kilometer event, and gold in the men's 4 x 10 kilometer relay. Sixten Jernberg (left) of Sweden won two medals, including a gold medal in the 30 km event.
During a race in Amsterdam in 1960, Rudolph (#117) bursts out of the blocks. Wikimedia Commons is the source. Rudolph participated in the Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy in 1960. In her second Olympic Games, she became the first female athlete to win three gold medals.
Medalists in the Ladies' 200-meter final at the 1960 Olympics in Rome Dorothy Hyman of the United Kingdom (bronze), Wilma Rudolph of the United States (gold), and Jutta Heine of Germany (from left to right). (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.)
Who has the most Olympic medals from Team GB? Cyclist Jason Kenny holds the record for the most medals won by a British Olympian, with seven gold and two bronze. He's followed by rower Steve Redgrave with six golds and one silver medal. Other notable British athletes who have won multiple medals include gymnast Maggie Nichols (five gold), swimmer Helen Richardson-Walsh (four gold), and cyclists Dave Brailsford and Chris Froome (three gold each).
The first Olympic games were held in Athens in 1896. Britain sent a team of 77 athletes to Greece, with only 16 returning home with medals. The British best result was fourth place, which it earned by competing in three events: tennis, rowing, and sailing. Other than Kenny, no other British athlete has ever won more than two medals.
The next major sporting event to be held in Britain was the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. This is when many modern sports such as athletics, boxing, cricket, field hockey, football (soccer), golf, horse racing, ice skating, rugby, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting were first organized into teams to compete against each other. British athletes once again came away with the most medals, this time with 29 trophies awarded (22 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze).
Canada achieved a new national record for Winter Olympic medals, this time with 17, including seven gold. Canada's return to ice hockey prominence was one of the Games' major storylines, as both the men's and women's teams won gold, defeating the home favorite Americans in each final. The men's 5-2 victory broke a 50-year gold medal drought. It was the first time that Canada had beaten the United States at a Winter Olympics since 1960.
The Canadian women's team also became the first to ever repeat as ice hockey champions when they defeated Sweden 4-3 in overtime of the final. Defenseman Chris Drury scored the game-winner just 1:49 into overtime to clinch the gold for Canada. It was also the first time that a North American country has won back-to-back titles since Russia did so at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway and 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan.
Canada's NHL players represented their country again at the Salt Lake Games. There were two games played during the Olympics: on February 20th, the men's team lost to the United States by a score of 3-2, and on February 22nd, the women's team beat Sweden by the same margin. Both games were close throughout, with Canada taking a 2-1 lead in the third period of the men's match before losing momentum and eventually falling short.