Posts Categorized: Athlete

Kerrin-Lee Gartner

Kerrin-Lee Gartner overcame injuries to become a gold medalist at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, a first in downhill Skiing for any Canadian. Gartner is a three-time Olympian, and has three World Cup runner-up finishes.

Lori Fung

Lori Fung captured gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the first Olympics to feature Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Norma Foster

Norma Foster was the first woman ever to judge for the World Karate Federation. She holds a fifth-degree black belt and is a three-time National Karate Association Champion.

Charmaine Crooks

Charmaine Crooks had a 17-year Athletics career earning medals at the Olympic, Commonwealth, Pan American Games, the World Cup and the Canadian National Championships.

Angela Chalmers

Angela Chalmers was the first woman in Athletics to win both the 1,500 and 3,000m races at the 1981 Canada Summer Games. She was also a bronze medalist in the 3,000m at the 1992 Olympics.

Debbie Brill

Debbie Brill forever changed the sport of high jumping with what has come to be known as the “Brill Bend.” Brill has won more than 65 national and international championships.

Lori Bowden

Lori Bowden is an Ironman World Champion and winner of 11 Ironman titles. Bowden claimed the second fastest Ironman Triathlon time by a woman ever.

Lynne Beecroft

Lynne Beecroft is a former Field Hockey Olympian and was named 2002 Coach of the Year in Victoria and Field Hockey Canada 2000 Coach of the Year.

Marni Abbott

Marni Abbott overcame a skiing- related injury to become an international level competitor in swimming and Wheelchair Basketball. She won 2 golds and 1 bronze in 3 Paralympic Games, and was been named Athlete of the Century by BC Wheelchair Sports.

2002 U-19 Soccer Team

As members of the 2002 silver medalist team at the Under-19 FIFA World Cup, Brittany Timko, Christine Sinclair, Katie Thorlakson, Heather Smith and Clare Rustad made history as the first Canadian team to compete in the World Cup finals – a competition which garnered unprecedented attention for women’s soccer in Canada.