Who won the First gold medal by a Canadian?
Carol Huynh. She won in Womens freestyle 48kg wrestling final in Beijing 2008 summer Olympics on Saturday August 16 2008. george howardson in 1949
The first Canadian to win a gold medal is George Orton in the 1900 Olympics. He ran the 2500 meter steeplechase. His gold medal was also Canada's first ever medal in the Olympics of any color. Later on in the same Olympics, he won a bronze in the 400 meter hurdles. These were the only medals won by Canada in the 1900 Summer Olympics. http://www.magazine.utoronto.ca/08summer/olympics.asp
Three countries won their first ever gold medal at the 2004 Games in Athens: 1) Dominican Republic won their first gold medal when Felix Sanchez won the men's 400 meter hurdles event. 2) United Arab Emerites won their first gold medal when Ahmed Al Maktoum won the men's double trap shooting event. 3) Israel won their first gold medal when Gal Fridman won the men's sailboard sailing event.