At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the Canadian men's 4x100m relay team experienced heartbreak when they were disqualified following their third place finish. On Sunday, team Canada received redemption when the team of Justyn Warner of Toronto, Aaron Brown of Toronto, Gavin Smellie of Maple, Ontario and Dontae Richards-Kwok of Mississauga, Ontario won the bronze medal at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
Warner and Smellie were on the 2012 Olympic team while Brown and Richards-Kwok replaced Jared Connaughton of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Oluseyi Smith of Ottawa. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Canada finished third, but were disqualified after Connaughton stepped outside his lane during the race. Trinidad and Tobago would eventually win the bronze medal.
On Sunday, the monmentum shifted in Canada's favour. The Canadians captured bronze after Great Britain was disqualified. Jamaica, led by Usain Bolt won gold, followed by the United States in second.
The 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships meanwhile, were Canada's most successful ever. Team Canada won five medals overall.