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UBC Reports | Vol. 54 | No. 7 | Jul. 3, 2008

The 2008 UBC Team

  • UBC athletes have participated in the Olympic Games since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam
  • At least 215 athletes, coaches and support staff from UBC have participated in the Olympic Games
  • At least 25 athletes, coaches and support staff from UBC have participated in the Paralympic Games, including Man in Motion Rick Hansen
  • UBC Olympians have captured 54 medals, including 15 gold, 22 silver and 17 bronze
  • UBC Paralympians have captured 55 medals, including 24 gold, 13 silver and 17 bronze
  • With three gold medals and one bronze, rower Kathleen Heddle is UBC’s most decorated Oiympian
  • UBC’s most decorated Paralympian is Walter Wu, whose 16 medals in swimming include 8 gold
  • The most recent UBC medalist is Jeff Pain, a former UBC track and field athlete who captured silver in skeleton at the 2006 Games in Torino, Italy

For more UBC Olympic and Paralympic coverage, see www.ubc.ca/beijing.

Beijing-bound UBC Olympians, Paralympians, coaches and support staff:

  • Jaimie Borisoff, Vancouver, B.C. (Wheelchair basketball)
  • David Carter, Vancouver, B.C. (Field hockey)
  • Bruce Enns, Winnipeg, MB (Wheelchair basketball coach)
  • Scott Fraser, Vancouver, B.C. (Physiotherapist)
  • Tim Frick, Port Coquitlam, B.C. (Wheelchair basketball coach)
  • Nikola Girke, West Vancouver, B.C. (Windsurfing)
  • Connor Grimes, Duncan, B.C. (Field Hockey)
  • Kyle Hamilton, Richmond, B.C. (Rowing)
  • Brent Hayden, Maple Ridge, B.C. (Swimming)
  • Brian Johns, Richmond, B.C. (Swimming)
  • Tom Johnson, Montreal, QC (Swimming coach)
  • Jennifer Krempien, St. Albert, AB (Wheelchair basketball)
  • Paige Larson, Vancouver, B.C, (physiotherapist)
  • Mike Leigh, Vancouver, B.C. (Sailing)
  • Eugene Liang, Vancouver, B.C. (Massage therapist)
  • Mike Mahood, North Vancouver, B.C. (Field Hockey)
  • Mike Mason, Nanoose Bay, B.C. (Track and field)
  • Ron Mattison, Quesnel, B.C. (Physiotherapist)
  • Bob McCormack (Canada’s Chief Medical Officer)
  • Brooks McNiven, Terrace, B.C. (Baseball)
  • Don McKenzie, Richmond, B.C. (Physician)
  • Joseph Nagy, Hungary (Swimming coach)
  • Patricia Nicholson, Richmond B.C. (Wheelchair basketball)
  • Richard Peter, Vancouver, B.C. (Wheelchair basketball)
  • Mark Pearson, Vancouver, B.C. (Field hockey)
  • Annamay Pierse, Edmonton, AB (Swimming)
  • Nadine Plotnikoff, Vancouver, B.C. (Physiotherapist)
  • Anna Rice, North Vancouver, B.C. (Badminton)
  • Marc Rizzardo (Soccer physiotherapist)
  • Ben Rutledge, Cranbrook, B.C. (Rowing)
  • Marian Schole, Berlin, Germany (Field hockey)
  • Babak Shadgan, Tehran, Iran (Wrestling doctor)
  • Jack Taunton, Montreal, QC (2010 Chief Medical Officer)
  • Misty Thomas, Santa Monica, CA (Wheelchair basketball)
  • Donovan Tildesley, Vancouver, B.C. (Swimming)
  • Hugh Tildesley, Rosemere, QC (Swimming coach)
  • Scott Tupper, Vancouver, B.C. (Field hockey)
  • Shiaz Virjee (Field hockey)
  • Jake Wetzel, Saskatoon, SK (Rowing)
  • Anthony Wright, Vancouver, B.C. (Field hockey)
  • Phillip Wright, Vancouver, B.C. (Field hockey)
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Last reviewed 11-Aug-2008

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