Posted by Editoress on 02/15/22
Canadian Olympic medal winning cyclist and speedskater Clara Hughes is one of five athletes - and the first Canadian - to be inducted into the World Olympians Association (WOA) Olympians for Life at the Beijing Games.
The new Olympians for Life Beijing 2022 are:
Simidele Adeagbo OLY - Nigeria, Skeleton
Alain Calmat OLY - France, Figure Skating
Clara Hughes OLY - Canada, Speed Skating and Cycling
Shiva Keshavan OLY - India, Luge
Ben Sandford OLY - New Zealand, Skeleton
We reached out to Clara about the award:
"I am thrilled with the honour of being named an Olympian For Life by the World Olympian Association. To be in the company of this cohort of athletes from five continents is an honour and deeply inspiring to me. I will not have another starting line like I did in my sports, but will always try to make a difference in this world to help and encourage others to excellence on and off the playing field."
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