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Barbara Ann Scott: Canada's Greatest Golden Girl
There have been many prizes won on the world championship circuit in women's figure skating, but no Canadian woman has ever reached its pinnacle like Barbara Ann Scott. Surprisingly for a country where skating almost comes as naturally, Scott is the only Canadian woman who has captured the gold medal in the women's singles event in Olympic history.




Nancy Greene named top female athlete of the century
On the slopes she humbled rivals and won medals with a skiing style that combined tenacity with an effervescent enthusiasm for racing. Nancy Greene Raine remains one of the most beloved and recognizable ambassadors in alpine skiing and is the most decorated racer in Canadian ski racing history.



Lucile Wheeler: Canada's First Olympic Downhill Medallist
Among beign the first Olympic downhill medallist, Wheeler received in 1958 the Lou Marsh Trophy as outstanding athlete of the year, the Velma Springstead Memorial Trophy as outstanding female athlete, the Canadian Press Award as woman athlete of the year, and in 1976, the Order of Canada.



Karen Magnussen
Athlete Vancouver's Karen Magnussen was an inspiration to Canadian skating in the 1970s. Junior champion in 1965 and senior national champion five times between 1968 and 1973, Magnussen captured the hearts of the skating world with a brilliant performance at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan where she won a silver medal, Canada's only medal of the '72 Games.



Kerrin Lee-Gartner, Skiing
About a year and a half ago, skier Kerrin Lee-Gartner awoke from a strange dream. "It was in French and they were saying `medaille d'or' and saying my name," Lee-Gartner recalled Saturday after becoming the first Canadian to win a Winter Olympics downhill gold medal.



Elizabeth Manley, Figure Skating
Elizabeth Manley's silver medal in ladies' figure skating will go down as Canada's most cherished prize of the 15th Winter Olympics.Her inspired free skate in the long program Saturday night topped the performances of both East German Katarina Witt and American Debbi Thomas. The 21-year-old dynamo from Ottawa brought 20,000 cheering, crying spectators in the Saddledome to their feet in a collective roar of patriotism moments before her program even finished.


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