Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulates Jon Montgomery on Olympic Gold Medal
February 20, 2021
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated Jon Montgomery, whose exceptional performance in the men’s skeleton event was rewarded with a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
“Congratulations to Jon Montgomery for his superb performance,” said the Prime Minister. “Mr. Montgomery’s medal-winning performance is a source of pride for all Canadians. The passion and devotion he demonstrated can be felt throughout the country.”
Mr. Montgomery was born in Russell, Manitoba, and resides in Calgary. This is his first medal in his first Olympic Games. He has competed in two World Championships, winning the silver medal in 2008. He finished second overall in the 2007-08 World Cup standing, winning four medals in eight races. He is also a three-time national champion.
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games are being held from February 12 to 28. Canada will be represented by more than 200 athletes who will compete in a 15-sport competition schedule at nine venues in Vancouver, Richmond and Whistler. More than 5500 athletes, coaches and team officials from more than 80 countries are participating in these Olympic Games.
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