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DNA of Canadian Olympians - #DataViz with SAP Lumira

There are only three days left in the 2014 Winter Olympics, and Canada is currently in the 5th place with 20 medals. With events starting to wind down, I thought it would be interesting to profile some memorable Canadian Olympians and highlight their performances. I gathered information about each of the competitors' results, as well as the winning results for each event they competed in (information from Sochi 2014,, and Wikipedia). I organized the information onto excel and uploaded everything onto SAP Lumira. See below for the visualizations:

Justine Dufour-Lapointe

The first gold medal won by Canada in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics was by Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the women's moguls. It was a proud moment for all Canadians and the perfect way for to start off the Olympics, especially when Justine's sister Chloe, snagged silver during the same competition. Using Lumira, I was able to get a visualization to compare Justine's performance versus the top points during this year and the 2010 Winter Olympics (see below).

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Denny Morrison

Denny Morrison won his first individual Olympic medal this year when he got a silver medal in the men's 1,000m speed skating. With four total Olympic medals, Morrison shares the record for the most medals of any Canadian male long track speed skaters along with Gaetan Boucher. Using Lumira, I created a graph comparing Morrison's time versus the fastest time during each of his competitions. I included his performances during the Winter Olympics and the World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships (see below).

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Alex Bilodeau

You may remember Alex Bilodeau from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Bilodeau won gold that year in men's moguls and became the first Canadian to win a gold medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics. This time around, in Sochi 2014, Bilodeau managed to beat out his counterpart and win gold again in men's moguls. He is now the first freestyle skiing gold medalist to defend his Olympic title, and first repeat gold medalist. Below is another Lumira visualization of Bilodeau's performances in the Winter Olympics and the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships:

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