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After an exciting few weeks, the Tokyo Olympics are finally over, which means we can check all the pre-Games predictions and make fun of the ones that underestimated how many medals Canada would win.

Nielsen Gracenote's Virtual Medal Table combined data from key global and continental competitions from the past few years in order to guess how different countries would do in Tokyo. And while its predictions were incredibly accurate, Team Canada was one of this year's best over-performers.

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After winning multiple medals at the Tokyo Olympics, Andre De Grasse is now tied for the honour of being the second-most decorated Canadian Olympian in history and he's one podium finish away from reaching the country's all-time record.

De Grasse will be taking home three medals from the Tokyo Games. He won two bronzes in the men's 100-metre dash and men's 4x100-metre relay along with gold in the men's 200-metre race.

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Canadians have found their way into the record books at the Olympics! Damian Warner, Lauriane Genest and Laurence Vincent Lapointe were part of a history-making run in Tokyo where they went back-to-back-to-back and won Canada's first-time medals in their individual events.

Canoer Vincent Lapointe made history late in the evening of August 4 by winning a silver medal in the women's canoe sprint in Tokyo. Since it's the first time that this event has been featured at the Olympics, that means it's Canada's first-ever medal for it!

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Canadian athlete Jennifer Abel got engaged to professional Canadian boxer David Lemieux after coming home from Tokyo where she won a silver medal and represented the country on the podium.

The Olympic-winning diver from Quebec posted on Instagram about the proposal and wrote, "I said YES to my soulmate."

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Olympian Andre De Grasse just took home the gold for the men's 200-metre final, and Canadians are showing off some serious pride.

Earlier this morning on Wednesday, Aug. 4, the Scarborough-born and Markham-raised sprint king snatched the first place spot on the podium with a time of 19.62 seconds.

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