This Olympics should be renamed the “Women’s Olympics.” Canadian women have now won over 80% of the medals awarded to Canada. Our Women’s hockey team has taken gold as well. I wonder if there has ever been research done looking at the difference in performance of women over men.
I would hazard a guess that women generally handle stress better than men. Women are used to having to work harder and be better all the time. I don’t think men handle the stress in the same way. Women are used to juggling competing priorities as we strive to be succesful. Women like Hayley Wickenheiser have children and are able to continue in their sport at a very high level. Regardless the reason, Canadian women have made us very proud at these Olympic games!