A Special Edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
Daily Updates from Rio 2016 by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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DAY #9

Sunday, August 14, 2016 // Domingo, 14 Agosto, 2016

A special edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
A daily update from Rio 2016 by the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Featuring daily news from the Games about how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are performing, athlete profiles and their social media, live from Rio!


In sport, as in many other facets of life, collaboration and partnership are required to have a successful relationship. We have definitely noticed that at these Games so far, from a personal perspective.  

Some of our closest NSO partners - Rugby Canada, Swimming Canada, Rowing Canada, Cycling Canada & Athletics Canada - have all reached the podium already, including tonight's sensational bronze medal win by Andre De Grasse.  CSI Pacific has eight dedicated sport science and sport medicine staff in Rio that work with these NSOs and we're as proud of them as we are the athletes. In addition, all of us are grateful for the ongoing support and leadership provided by Own The Podium. It is this kind of integrated partnership that makes Canadian athletes truly world class.

With more of our staff in Rio currently working with Athletics Canada and Canada Soccer, we are looking forward to seeing those athletes on the podium this week, as well!"

Wendy Pattenden
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


Find out how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are faring at the Rio Olympics

Marchant Becomes 1st Canadian To Run Marathon & 10k In Same Games


Athletics continued to take centre stage at the Games in Day 9. On top of Andre De Grasse's bronze medal performance, a number of CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes were in action. Derek Drouin (Corruna, ON) and Mike Mason (Nanoose Bay, BC) both competed in the High Jump.  Drouin tied for the highest jump of the day at 2.29m, qualifying him for Tuesday's final, while Mason narrowly missed qualification with an 18th place finish.

In the Marathon, Lanni Marchant (London, ON) finished a strong 24th. It was the first time any Canadian women have competed in the Marathon at an Olympic Games since 1996 in Atlanta.  Marchant also became the first Canadian to complete a 10,000-metre race and a marathon at the Olympics. On Friday, she finished 25th in the 10,000-metre race.

 Additional News:


Gymnastics - Artistic

Shallon Olsen (Vancouver, BC), Team Canada's youngest member at Rio 2016, earned an 8th place finish in the Vault finals.



Nikola Girke (West Vancouver, BC) and Luke Ramsay (Vancouver, BC) sailed races 10-12 in the Mixed Nacra 17 class today.  They finished the preliminary round in 15th, meaning they were not in the top 10 required to make it to the medal race on Tuesday.



CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes Kim Gaucher (Mission, BC) and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (Penticton, BC) and their Basketball teammates took on Spain today in a battle for second place in their group. Spain triumphed 73-60, so Canada next plays France in the Quarter-Finals on Tuesday.


Stephanie Horner

Sport: Marathon Swimming
Born: March 19, 1989
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, QC
Hometown: Beaconsfield, QC

  • Read more about Stephanie
  • Stephanie races in the 10km Marathon Swim on Monday morning. It is her third Olympic Games as an open water swimmer



the number of points Brianne Theisen-Eaton scored in Day 2 of Heptathlon to jump from 5th place after Day 1 to secure the bronze medal


Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.

Game Plan

Game Plan is a world-class program being developed to support national team athletes in living better lives both during their high-performance careers and beyond. The program is being delivered across Canada by the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, supported by the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Sport Canada. CSI Pacific employees a local Game Plan advisor who assists athletes at all three of our facilities (Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler).

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About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fueled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide leading edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

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Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Lance Doucet
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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