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7 Canadian Olympic Athletes Who Are In Absolute Power Couples

Becoming a professional athlete is no small achievement, so when two professional athletes date, they become the ultimate definition of a power couple.

With the Tokyo Olympics taking centre stage in the sporting world, and with many athletes posting regularly to their personal social media pages, it has given fans a peek inside their personal lives.

As originally reported by Narcity Quebec, between the painstaking hours training at the gym, these eight Olympic athletes have found love with people who have similar sporting goals.

Stéphanie Labbé and Georgia Simmerling

Olympic cyclist and skier Georgia Simmerling has found a keeper. That's right — she's been dating Canadian soccer goaltender Stéphanie Labbé for the past four years. They spent some time in the Olympic village in Tokyo together and Labbé posted a cheeky message on Instagram: "They aren't diamond but these rings will do for now."

Andre De Grasse and Nia Ali

Olympic medals are in the family for Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse and his wife, Nia Ali. De Grasse won a gold and bronze medal in the men's 200-metre final and 100-metre final, respectively. In the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Ali won silver in the 100-metre hurdles event.

The couple welcomed a newborn in 2021, in addition to their daughter Yuri and Titus, Ali's son from a previous relationship.

Ariane Bonhomme and Jay Lamoureux

She's from Gatineau, Quebec; he's from Victoria, B.C., and they are both on Canada's track cycling team. Ariane Bonhomme and Jay Lamoureux, aged 26 and 25, have been in a relationship since 2017. Arianne recently posted: "Representing Canada at the Olympics was a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who supported me on this journey."

Jennifer Abel and David Lemieux

Love is in the air for diver and Olympic medalist Jennifer Abel and Montreal boxer David Lemieux. After dating for a few years, Lemieux proposed to Abel at the airport as she came back from the Tokyo Games.

Hugo Barrette and Kelsey Mitchell

Hugo Barrette and Kelsey Mitchell had the opportunity to experience the Tokyo 2020 Games together. The Quebecer and the Manitoban both compete in Team Canada's track cycling teams.

Jordyn Huitema and Alphonso Davies

This is THE power couple in the soccer world and they've been dating for four years. They both represent Canada in the men's and women's teams. Jordyn Huitema plays her soccer at Division 1 Feminine club Paris Saint-Germain, while Alphonso plays in the top German league for Bayern Munich.

They even have a YouTube channel called Jordyn & Alphonso where they give each other challenges.

Vincent Riendeau and Caeli McKay

She's from Alberta and he's from Quebec, but together they are part of Team Canada's diving teams. They have both shown a passion for diving since they were six years old. They first posted photos of themselves on social media in 2017.

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Swimmer Aurélie Rivard from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has won five gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze in a decorated career spanning across three Paralympic Games — London 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and now the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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American Paralympians and Olympians now get paid exactly the same.👇

Canada's Paralympic athletes do not get paid for winning a medal at the games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee has confirmed.

In comparison, those competing for Canada at the Olympics can get $20,000 for each gold medal, $15,000 for each silver medal and $10,000 for every bronze medal.

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Track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell, who won gold in the women's individual cycling sprint, hid her medal under her T-shirt as she walked through the metal detectors at security.

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Canada's first medal at the 2021 Paralympic Games came early on the morning of Wednesday, August 25, just a day after the competition's opening ceremony. Plenty more medals have since followed — including the team's first gold medal — as Team Canada looks to best its record from the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics (where its athletes won 29 medals).

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