Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics

Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics

Infobox Olympics Canada
games=2002 Winter
flagbearer=Catriona Le May Doan

Canada competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

These games were the second best ever for Canada, as they finished in fourth place in the medal standings with 17 medals, seven of which were gold.


OlyGoca Gold

*Canada (Ed Belfour, Rob Blake, Eric Brewer, Martin Brodeur, Theoren Fleury, Adam Foote, Simon Gagné, Jarome Iginla, Curtis Joseph, Ed Jovanovski, Paul Kariya, Mario Lemieux, Eric Lindros, Al MacInnis, Scott Niedermayer, Joe Nieuwendyk, Owen Nolan, Michael Peca, Chris Pronger, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan, Ryan Smyth, Steve Yzerman) — Ice hockey, men's competition
*Canada (Dana Antal, Kelly Béchard, Jennifer Botterill, Therese Brisson, Cassie Campbell, Isabelle Chartrand, Lori Dupuis, Danielle Goyette, Geraldine Heaney, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Cheryl Pounder, Tammy Shewchuk, Samantha Small, Colleen Sostorics, Kim St-Pierre, Vicky Sunohara, Hayley Wickenheiser) — Ice hockey, women's competition
*Jamie Salé and David Pelletier — Figure skating, pairs
*Catriona Le May Doan — Speed skating, women's 500 metres
*Beckie Scott — Cross-country skiing, women's 10 km (5km+5 km) pursuit
*Marc Gagnon — Short track speed skating, men's 500 metres
*Éric Bédard, Marc Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette, François-Louis Tremblay, and Mathieu Turcotte — Short track speed skating, men's 5000 metre relay

OlySica Silver

*Don Bartlett, Kevin Martin, Carter Rycroft, Ken Tralnberg, and Don Walchuk — Curling, men's competition
*Veronica Brenner — Freestyle skiing, women's aerials
*Jonathan Guilmette — Short track speed skating, men's 500 metres

OlyBrca Bronze

*Isabelle Charest, Marie-Eve Drolet, Amélie Goulet-Nadon, Alanna Kraus, Tania Vicent — Short track speed skating , women's 3000 metre relay
*Diane Dezura, Kelley Law, Cheryl Noble, Julie Skinner, and Georgina Wheatcroft — Curling, women's competition
*Deidra Dionne — Freestyle skiing, women's aerials
*Marc Gagnon — Short track speed skating, men's 1500 metres
*Mathieu Turcotte — Short track speed skating, men's 1000 metres
*Clara Hughes — Speed skating, women's 5000 metres
*Cindy Klassen — Speed skating, women's 3000 metres

Athletes with top 10 finishes

4th place

*Jeffrey Bean, men's aerials freestyle skiing
*Shae-Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz, dance figure skating
*Isabelle Charest, women's 500 metres short track speed skating
*Marie-Eve Drolet, women's 1000 metres short track speed skating
*Jennifer Heil, women's moguls freestyle skiing
*Cindy Klassen, women's 1500 metres long track speed skating
*Cindy Klassen, women's 5000 metres long track speed skating
*Beckie Scott, women's 10 km classic cross-country skiing

5th place

*Alanna Kraus, women's 1500 metres short track speed skating
*Pierre Leuders & Giulio Zardo, men's two-man bobsleigh
*Chris Moffat & Eric Adam Pothier, men's luge doubles
*Beckie Scott, women's sprint cross-country skiing

6th place

*Lindsay Alcock, women's skeleton
*Scott Bellavance, men's moguls freestyle skiing
*Marie-Eve Drolet, women's 1500 metres short track speed skating
*Alanna Kraus, women's 500 metres short track speed skating
*Jeffrey Pain, men's skeleton

7th place

*Allison Forsyth, women's giant slalom alpine skiing
*Michael Ireland, men's 500 metres speed skating
*Ryan Johnson, men's moguls freestyle skiing
*Jennifer Robinson, women's singles figure skating
*Geneviève Simard, women's combined alpine skiing

8th place

*Andrew Capicik, men's aerials freestyle skiing
*Women's 4x5 km relay cross country skiing team: Amanda Fortier, Sara Renner, Beckie Scott, Milaine Thériault
*Kristina Groves, women's 3000 metres speed skating
*Alanna Kraus, women's 1000 metres short track speed skating
*Jean Philippe Roy, men's combined alpine skiing
*Elvis Stojko, men's singles figure skating
*Mélanie Turgeon, women's downhill alpine skiing

9th place

*Pierre Lueders, Ken LeBlanc, Giulio Zardo, Pascal Caron, four-man bobsleigh
*Christine Smith and Paula McKenzie, two-woman bobsleigh
*Trevor Andrew, men's half-pipe snowboarding

10th place

*Kristina Groves, women's 5000 metres speed skating
*Duff Gibson, men's skeleton
*Veronika Bauer, women's aerials freestyle skiing
*Sara-Maude Boucher, women's combined alpine skiing
*Michelle Kelly, women's skeleton
*Clara Hughes, women's 3000 metres speed skating

Notable events

*Canada won double gold in ice hockey after going 50 years without a gold medal. Both the women's and men's teams won gold, beating the USA in both games.
*Marc Gagnon, a short-track speedskater won double gold, and a bronze medal. One of his golds was for the 5000 m relay team.
*Catriona LeMay Doan caps off an impressive speedskating career winning gold in the 500 m
*Jamie Salé and David Pelletier win gold in the pairs figure skating event. They were given the gold after a controversy involving the French judge of their event. Both the Canadians and their Russian rivals would win gold in the same event.
*Beckie Scott became the first North American to win a medal in cross-country skiing, when she placed third in her event. Later on however, she was bumped up to gold when the two finishers ahead of her were disqualified.
*Clara Hughes made the transition from bronze medalist cyclist to bronze medalist speedskater when she finished 3rd in the 3000 m.
*Jeremy Wotherspoon, expected to win gold in his event, disappointed many, when he tripped and fell after starting in his 500 m event.
*Elvis Stojko finishes his career with an 8th place finish in the men's figure skating event.

Results and competitors by event

peed skating

* Susan Auch
* Pat Bouchard
* Éric Brisson
* Steven Elm
* Kristina Groves
* Clara Hughes
* Mike Ireland
* Cindy Klassen
* Mark Knoll
* Catriona LeMay Doan
* Philippe Marois
* Kevin Marshall
* Dustin Molicki
* Cindy Overland
* Jeremy Wotherspoon

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