Rio and Its Impact on the Summer Olympic Games for Canada

Rio could as well be termed as the best thing that happened to Canada during the Summer Olympics. Before then a lot had been seen in the Winter Olympics and hopes that were that the Summer Olympics would pick the same momentum for Canada. Gladly, not only did the Rio season reveal the glory in Canadian land, but it also proved that more could be done to make Canadian teams even better.

Correct and Be the Best

At that time Andre De Grasse did not have a lot of days on the track, meaning he was just beginning his career. The 21-year old 100-metre runner came in third, .10 seconds behind the legendary Usain Bolt and only .02 from Justin Gatlin, who was the first runner up. Several track experts have said that his record would be better if he were to put in more time to his training.

De Grasse’s coaches have already observed a few bad habits that if improved, could set the runner up for more success, maybe even a gold against Usain Bolt. Some of these habits include having an early upright posture in the race and leaning his head backwards. Both improvements would enable him to expend his energy better.

Though the 4*100 relay men’s team did not collect any medal, De Grasse’s boost helped the team to set a significant record at 37.27 for their country.

A Brighter Future

According to McMillan, one does not necessarily need to run their best to get ahead of the rest. All one needs is to master timing, rhythm, coordination, flow, fluidity and technique. This help improves sub-maximal sprinting, meaning that De Grasse is yet to be at his best.

Such a revelation brought a lot of hope for Canada. However, the Rio games had a lot for the country to take pride in. Twenty-two medals was an excellent performance, especially when compared to the 1996 big win in the Summer Olympics.