Canadian medallists know how to celebrate
Athletes find different ways to get down
By Justin Robertson, CBC Sports
Winning a medal is the pinnacle of Olympic competition, so it's no wonder athletes celebrate when they win one.
The celebration style of every athlete is unique — some party long into the night (Ryan Lochte) while others are more discreet and slip away with close friends and family.
Then there's the memorable in-venue celebrations, such as Japanese women's wrestling gold medallist Risako Kawai, who flipped her coach twice and then put him on her shoulders to wave the Japanese flag.
Here's a look at how some Canadian medallists celebrated after winning in Rio.
Erica Wiebe (wrestling)
Wiebe was ecstatic after her gold medal win in the 75-kg division — so much so that she picked up and carried coach Paul Ragusa over her shoulders along with the Canadian flag.
In the spirit of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldPhotoDay?src=hash">#WorldPhotoDay</a>, how awesome is this <a href="https://twitter.com/GettyImages">@GettyImages</a> snap of <a href="https://twitter.com/ericawiebe">@ericawiebe</a>? <a href="https://t.co/6szCXbDUoN">https://t.co/6szCXbDUoN</a> <a href="https://t.co/TBZYtlcnCK">pic.twitter.com/TBZYtlcnCK</a>—@CBCOlympics
Here's the footage of the now-famous piggyback ride:
When you win <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Gold?src=hash">#Gold</a>, the only way to celebrate is to give your coach a piggyback ride. Congrats, Erica Wiebe <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CAN?src=hash">#CAN</a> <a href="https://t.co/cFHXrgi236">https://t.co/cFHXrgi236</a>—@CBCOlympics
Penny Oleksiak (swimming)
The 16-year-old's first foray into the Olympics brought an unexpected wave of medals for the Torontonian. The swimming sensation celebrated like a teenager would: with her family and friends. And showing off her bling.
Canadians go wild for 'incredible' Penny Oleksiak <a href="https://t.co/XEz9BY4b4C">https://t.co/XEz9BY4b4C</a> <a href="https://t.co/j6FWNS40dZ">pic.twitter.com/j6FWNS40dZ</a>—@CBCCanada
Ya girl just chilling <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rio2016?src=hash">#rio2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/done?src=hash">#done</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/OleksiakPenny">@OleksiakPenny</a> <a href="https://t.co/wmQrUfu6mr">pic.twitter.com/wmQrUfu6mr</a>—@TeamCanada
Jen Kish (rugby)
The rugby sevens dynamo has been busy inspiring future stars since departing Rio, but is also planning a visit to her tattoo artist to permanently document her Olympic journey. She's also been sharing her time with family.
I have found my tattoo artist to do my Olympic piece next week! Jen Danger who is Edmonton's 2015 best tattoo artist <a href="https://t.co/GlW6KmbKhZ">pic.twitter.com/GlW6KmbKhZ</a>—@jen_kish
Today was a great day. Spent it with my nephews ❤️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/famjam?src=hash">#famjam</a> <a href="https://t.co/QS1s337n71">pic.twitter.com/QS1s337n71</a>—@jen_kish
Christine Sinclair (soccer)
The ultimate team player, Sinclair called her teammates her family after claiming the bronze medal by defeating Brazil 2-1 in the women's bronze medal match. Would you expect anything less from the classy veteran?
I absolutely LOVE this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/family?src=hash">#family</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/back2backpodiums?src=hash">#back2backpodiums</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CANWNT?src=hash">#CANWNT</a> <a href="https://t.co/SSLAjdIXAK">pic.twitter.com/SSLAjdIXAK</a>—@sincy12
Andre De Grasse (track)
For an athlete who's been called the future of sprinting, De Grasse, 21, has taken his first Olympics in stride. After a jovial 100m bronze performance running alongside champion Usain Bolt, De Grasse looked disappointed after his silver medal in the 200m.
I can't change for nothing in this world <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a>🇧🇷🇨🇦 <a href="https://t.co/6FParLZpdK">https://t.co/6FParLZpdK</a>—@De6rasse
I like the fact that <a href="https://twitter.com/De6rasse">@De6rasse</a> doesn't seem happy about his silver... This guy really wants to be the best. <a href="https://t.co/lMs9Ia0tNA">pic.twitter.com/lMs9Ia0tNA</a>—@ansonhenry
Brianne Theisen-Eaton (heptathlon)
Three things for any athlete's Olympic to-do list: win a medal, take a selfie with the world's fastest runner and pay homage to your loved ones. The heptathlon bronze medallist accomplished all three.
Get your Olympic medal ✔️ Hop the fence ✔️ Get a selfie with Bolt ✔️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rio2016?src=hash">#rio2016</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/olympics?src=hash">#olympics</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/athletics?src=hash">#athletics</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/heptathlon?src=hash">#heptathlon</a> <a href="https://t.co/PQ6sDMwxfV">pic.twitter.com/PQ6sDMwxfV</a>—@btheiseneaton
Ashton is my biggest fan & I couldn't do this w/out him. Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/AshtonJEaton">@AshtonJEaton</a> for always supporting me. <a href="https://t.co/tFqkEVZ8g4">https://t.co/tFqkEVZ8g4</a>—@btheiseneaton