For triathlete Simon Whitfield, it was skier Devon Kershaw. For sprinter Sam Effah, it was the men's hockey team. For swimmer Julia Wilkinson, it was figure skater Joannie Rochette.
Canada's summer athletes head to London next month feeling inspired by the performance of their winter counterparts at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
The hosts won a record 14 gold medals — the most by any country at a single Winter Games — and finished a best-ever third in the overall medal count with 26.
Canada's summer Olympians will need that confidence to hit the target of a top-12 finish in the overall medal count among the 204 countries competing in the London Games...
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