Clara Hughes

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  • Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Profession: Cyclist, Speed skater
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Fast Facts

  • Became interested in speed skating while watching the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
  • Switched interest to competitive cycling in 1990.
  • Only athlete to win multiple Olympic medals in both the summer and winter games; is the only Canadian to win medals in both summer and winter games.
  • Won two bronze cycling medals in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
  • Won four speed-skating Olympic medals over three winter games.
  • In 2006, was awarded the International Olympic Committee's Sport and the Community Award for promoting the values of sports.
  • Is an 18-time Canadian national cycling champion.
  • Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Was chosen to be the Canadian flag bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
  • Has been awarded three honorary doctorate degrees from Canadian universities.
  • Is the national spokesperson for Bell Canada's Mental Health Initiative.

Relationships

  • Peter Guzman — Husband

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  • Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Profession: Cyclist, Speed skater

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