As a hockey nation, here is a woman most of us probably know and rightly so.
She was Canada’s flag bearer for the Sochi 2014 Games. The longest serving member of Canada’s National Women’s Team, Hayley Wickenheiser has competed in all five Olympic Games in which women’s hockey has been included, winning four gold and one silver medal to make her one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians.
At just 15 years old, Wickenheiser made her world championship debut. She was the youngest player to ever represent Canada at the IIHF Women’s World Championship. During her lengthy career she has competed at 12 world championships, winning seven gold medals.
A tid bit you might not know: Wickenheiser’s Olympic experience is not limited to hockey. She competed in softball at Sydney 2000. Herself and Clara Hughes are the only two Canadian female athletes to compete at both the summer and winter Games. (Bio take from Olympic.ca – Click here to read more)
Not only a great athlete, but Hayley also is leaving the legacy of contribution to various charities and organizations, including Right to Play and Jump Start.