Six top athletes on their dreams for the Rio Olympics

Six of our nation’s best—in water, on land and through the air—are all united by the burning desire to, as sprinter Crystal Emmanuel puts it, “bring home something a little shiny for Canada.” They talked to Maclean’s national correspondent Jonathon Gatehouse about their fears and dreams ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Emily Overholt

Age: 18

Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C.

Sport: Swimming

Olympics: 1st

Claim to fame: 2015 world championship bronze, 400-m...

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