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Olympic gold medalists named most influential women in sport

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According to the Canadian Olympic Committee in a press release on Wednesday, three Canadian Olympic gold medalists have been named to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport's list for the most influential women in sport and physical activity in 2013.

On the list are Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Heil (women's moguls at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin), Kaillie Humphries (women's bobsled at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver) and Carol Huynh (women's 52kg wrestling at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing).

Humphries won the women's bobsled competition with Chelsea Valois of Carrot River, Saskatchewan at the 2013 World Bobsleigh Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Huynh was chosen for her outstanding work in helping save wrestling on the Olympic stage. Heil was chosen for her outstanding work in the "Because I am a Girl" campaign which promotes gender equality.

Humphries, along with Heather Moyse of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, will be strong medal contenders at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.



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