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Active Times names Scott Canada's greatest Olympian all-time

Babara Ann Scott
Babara Ann Scott
Yousuf Karsh, Wikimedia Commons

According to The Active Times on Monday, a panel of Olympic experts that included Canadian figure skating expert P.J. Kwong, has named the late Barbara Ann Scott, as Canada's greatest Olympian of all time.

Scott, who was born in Ottawa, won a gold medal in women's figure skating at the 1948 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz. She also became the first Canadian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in an individual event. The Canadian men's hockey team won the Olympic gold medal in 1924, 1928 and 1932.

Scott was 47th on the list. The other Canadian to make the list was Joannie Rochette of Montreal, Quebec at number 50. Rochette won a bronze medal for Canada in women's figure skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver only days after the death of her mother.

Norwegian cross-country skiing legend Bjorn Daehlie was number one on the list. Daehlie has eight gold medals from 1992-1998.

The list was released only two days before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games begins with men's and women's slopestyle snowboarding, and women's moguls.

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