Source: National Institute of Health             


The 2021 theme is Women Making History Now. It recognizes the amazing women who are making a lasting impact in our country, especially in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to advance reconciliation, through their work and commitment to make our country a better place. The OATA wants to recognize some of the most storied female athletes across Canada with the focus on Ontario

                            Source: Government of Canada

Source: The Government of Canada               

Legendary Canadian Female Athletes from the Past & Present

Source: CBC           

The Edmonton Grads

The Edmonton Grads were a Canadian women's basketball team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They're the most successful team in Canadian history, winning an astounding 95 per cent of their matches. From 1915 to 1940, the Edmonton Grads won 502 games and lost only 20, beating the world's best teams from the United States and Europe

Although the first modern Olympics were held in 1896, women were not allowed to compete until the 1928 Amsterdam games. Six exceptional young women represented Canada that year. In total, Canada's women's track and field team won two gold, two silver and a bronze and earned the nickname: The Matchless Six.

The Matchless Six

The Dufour-Lapointe sisters

Chlo√© and Justine Dufour-Lapointe are Canadian freestyle skiers.  At the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe standing on the top step of the podium, looking to her right and holding hands with her older sister Chloe, the silver medalist.
Chantal Petitclerc
As an athlete, she won 21 medals at five Paralympic Games from 1992 to 2008, including 14 gold medals, and broke 26 world records along the way. She's the only female Paralympian to win the Lou Marsh Award as the top athlete in Canada.


Source: Olympics         

Canada's women's eight rowing crew captures Olympic gold for 1st time in 29 years

Canadian Female Athletes that Owned the Podium in the 2021 Olympics 

The Canadian women's eight rowing crew has captured gold at the Tokyo Olympics. The eight rowers crossed the line first in Friday's final in a time of five minutes 59.13 seconds at Sea Forest Waterway. It's Canada's first gold in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Women won the first nine medals for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics

Maggie MacNeil

Canadian swimmer Maggie MacNeil was named best female athlete of the Tokyo Games on Sunday by the Association of National Olympic Committees. Mac Neil, from London, Ontario., won gold in the 100-metre butterfly and added silver and bronze in relay events in her Olympic debut.

Maude Charron

In her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Maude Charron became just the second Canadian weightlifter to ever win an Olympic gold medal. Charron finished first in the women’s 64kg event after lifting a total weight of 236kg.
Penny Oleksiak

Penelope Oleksiak is a Canadian competitive swimmer who specializes in the freestyle and butterfly events. Having won 7 medals at the Summer Olympics, she is Canada’s most decorated Olympian

Professional Athletes from Ontario 

Source: Narcity     

Becky Kellar 
Becky Kellar is a women's ice hockey player. She played for Burlington Barracudas in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Kellar has played at 4 Olympic games where team Canada won gold in her last Olympics.

Brooke Henderson
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson is a Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. Henderson was named the Canadian Press female athlete of the year for 2015, 2017 and 2018. She won her first major at age 18 in 2016 at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, becoming the event's youngest winner.

Rosie MacLennan

She is a Canadian trampoline gymnast. She is the 2013 and 2018 World Trampoline champion, 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, and 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games champion in the individual trampoline event.
Alexandra Paul

Alexandra  Paul from Toronto is former competitive ice dancer. She teamed up with partner Mitchell Islam in 2009. They are the 2010 World Junior silver medalists, 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalists, and three-time Canadian national bronze medalists. They competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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