According to the Calgary Herald, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Carol Huynh of New Hazelton, British Columbia was inducted into the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony in Budapest, Hungary on Friday.
Huynh won the gold medal for Canada in the women's 48 kilogram division at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
This past year Huynh also played a key role in ensuring the sport of wrestling remains at the Olympic Games. She attended various international presentations in St. Petersburg, Russia and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Huynh was inducted with Hungarian Wrestling Federation director Tamas Gaspar, Swiss referee Marianne Nobs, Olympic gold medalist Irini Melini of the Ukraine (48 kg division from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens), Sergei Kornilaev of Russia (Olympic bronze medal in freestyle wrestling, 48 kg division at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow), freestyle wrestling Olympic gold medalist Elbrus Tedeiev of Ukraine (66 kg division at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens), freestyle wrestling Olympic gold medalist Aleksandr Ivanitsky of Ukraine (97kg division at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo), Greco-Roman Olympic gold medalist Ferenc Kocsis of Hungary (74kg division at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow), Greco-Roman Olympic gold medalist Shamil Sherikov of Kazakhstan (57kg division at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow) and Viktor Igumenov five-time Russian world champion in Greco-Roman wrestlng in the 74kg division.