The Canadian Olympic Committee's Athlete Excellence Fund (AEF) awards athletes who win gold, silver and bronze medals for Team Canada.
What's more is that the AEF doesn't have a cap for eligible athletes — if an athlete wins more than one medal, they're awarded the cash prize that matches it, regardless of whether they won the medal for a team sport or individually.
Gold medal winners receive $20,000 per medal, silver medal winners receive $15,000 per medal, and bronze medalists receive $10,000 per medal.
Outside of the Olympics, the AEF also offers $5,000 in funding for World Championships to support athletes' cost of living, training and competition expenses.
For the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Rimouski weightlifter Maude Charron is eligible for the $20,000 prize after winning a gold medal in the women's 64-kilogram competition.
Montreal divers Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu can also each be awarded the $15,000 prize for gaining a silver medal during the women's 3-metre synchronized springboard final.
Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard — who hails from Montreal — is eligible for the $10,000 prize after snagging a bronze medal in women's judo.
Tennis fans across the world have been tuning in to the U.S. Open since August 30. With only a few days left of this tennis tournament, we're proud to say that a 19-year-old Montrealer, Leylah Fernandez, has made it to the semi-finals.
She's so good that she's even caught the eye of the iconic Magic Johnson.
Back on August 13, Fernandez dedicated an Instagram post to Montreal, saying "Montreal... thank you for the love and support this week. I am so proud to play in front of my home. It wasn't the result I was hoping for, but I am always learning."
If you're hoping to catch Fernandez in action, you can watch her play on Thursday, September 9, against Aryna Sabalenka. The time of the match has yet to be determined.
Just one Quebecer, Evelyne Viens of L'Ancienne-Lorette outside of Quebec City, was among the Canadians on the official roster, according to the Team Canada website. Gabrielle Carle from Saint-Romuald also played for the team.
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Guglia is involved in multiple enterprises, according to her Team Canada bio. The 30-year-old skateboarder has a master's degree from HEC Montreal and founded All Gurlz Sk8 D8, which, according to Guglia's website, offers "free initiation and skateboarding lessons for girls of all ages and all abilities in Montreal."
She's also a Vans Canada marketing coordinator and describes herself as an influencer, having partnered with multiple brands on her social media platforms.
Savard is another multi-talented Olympian. She studied pre-school and primary education at UdeM and now works as a teacher. She also starred in a movie about a swimmer that earned distinction at the Cannes Film Festival.
In a 2020 graduation photo posted to Instagram, Savard reflected on her accomplishments.
"22 years of study later...and a couple of breaks...for a few Olympics 🙄 Today, I'm officially leaving the school benches...only to return for several more years 👩🏻🎓 but this time to accompany the children of our future generation on their educational journey 💙"