August 2, 2012 9:23 am

Top 5: Canada’s most-decorated Olympians

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Had Clara Hughes made it onto the podium for cycling in London, she would have become Canada’s most-decorated Olympian.

However, she already is – she’s tied for the record with fellow speed skater Cindy Klassen.

Here’s a look at the Canadians who have won big at the Summer and Winter Games.

6 medals: Clara Hughes – speed skating, cycling

Clara Hughes has competed in both the Winter and Summer Games and won medals in each. She has four speed skating medals and two cycling medals.

6 medals: Cindy Klassen – speedskater

Hughes’ teammate at the Winter Olympics, Cindy Klassen shares the record with Hughes. She has also won six Olympic medals. Five of these were at a single Olympic Games (Turin in 2006), which is a record for a Canadian.

5 medals: Phil Edwards – runner

Phil Edwards was a middle-distance runner who competed in several Olympics in the 1920s and 1930s. His five bronze medals earned him the nickname “The Man of Bronze.” He later graduated from McGill medical school, where he was studying while he trained. His record of five medals stood until 2002.

5 medals: Marc Gagnon – short track speed skater

Gagnon competed in the Winter Olympics in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He won three golds and two bronzes.

5 medals: Francois-Louis Tremblay – short track speed skater

Tremblay is a short track speed skater who has competed in the Winter Olympics over the past decade. He has won two gold, two silver and one bronze medal.
 

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