The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are fast approaching. Throughout the Games, Canadians everywhere will be able to watch and cheer on the athletes representing our nation in a wide variety of sports. Although it’s important for Canada to come together as a nation in support of our competitors, there’s something that’s just so satisfying when you get to cheer on someone that’s from your hometown. So, below is a list of some, but not all, athletes from Toronto to watch for (and cheer a bit extra for) during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
Here are some athletes from Toronto who are participating in the Tokyo olympics
Emily Armstrong (Artistic Swimming)
Emily Armstrong, who started swimming when she was only 4-years-old, is a member of Canada’s Artistic Swimming Team. In 2019, she helped Team Canada secure Gold at the Pan American Games. In turn, this got Canada the spot that you will see her compete in at Tokyo 2020.
Alex Cai (Fencing)
Although he was born in Montreal, Alex Cai considers his hometown to be Toronto. This Bachelor of Science student at McGill University started his fencing career when he was only 9-years-old. Also, Cai placed 16th in team foil for Team Canada at the 2019 FIE World Championships.
Jessica Guo (Fencing)
Jessica Guo is impressive to say the least. At only 15-years-old, Guo will be competing for Canada as 15th overall ranked in the world for women’s individual foil. She has already seen lots of early success in her fencing career and is definitely a Torontonian worth watching.
Mariah Millen (Sailing)
At 22 years of age, Toronto Island’s own Mariah Millen is sure to sail past the competition. In 2018, Millen won Sail Canada’s award for best performance by a rookie. Then, in 2019 at the Pan American Games, Millen and her teammate placed 4th in order to secure this trip to Tokyo.
Sarah Douglas (Sailing)
Born in Burlington, raised as a child in Barbados but returning to Canada in 2008, Sarah Douglas is definitely a Torontonian you gotta check out this summer. This sailor won Gold in Laser Radial at the 2019 Pan American Games.
Tom Ramshaw (Sailing)
As our last sailor on the list, Tom Ramshaw actually represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio where he competed in Men’s Finn and finished 21st. However, in 2020 Ramshaw ranked 5th in the world for Men’s Finn.
Jenna Caira (Softball)
Jenna Caira has been a part of Team Canada’s Softball program since 2007, so it’s safe to say that this Torontonian will be a thrill to see compete. Most notably, Caira was part of Team Canada’s 2015 Pan American Games squad that captured Gold against the States.
As stated above, this isn’t a complete list of Torontonians that are competing in the Games this summer, so you may want to keep an eye out for some more while you watch the events. That said, the athletes from Toronto featured on this list are definitely worth tracking, so it might be a good idea to save this post in case you need to refer back to it when you’re watching the games.
One last thing… Go Canada Go!