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Olympic kayaker Brunet inducted into Hall of Fame

4/28/2009 9:34:10 AM
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After 30 years of competition, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Caroline Brunet is one of the seven newest athletes and sport builders to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Brunet was born in Quebec City, Que in 1969. Participating in women's kayak singles, fours and doubles, Brunet was a world-class kayaker. She not only won 10 world championship gold medals during her memorable career, she also competed in five Olympic Summer Games. In her first, Seoul, Korea in 1988, Brunet was just 19 years old.

In Alanta in 1996, at the age of 27, Brunet finally earned her first Olympic medal: A silver, in the women's K1 500-metre event. In Sydney in 2000, she followed up with a second silver in the same distance. And in 2004 in Athens, Brunet followed up with a bronze - again, in the K1 500-metre race.

Also inducted are standardbred driver John Campbell, CFL quarterback Warren Moon, CFL player and coach Hugh Campbell and basketball coach Ken Shields. Hockey players Mark Messier and Angela James - two players who were controversially cut from Canada's Olympic hockey teams in 1998.

The gala for the five athletes and two builders in sport will take place on November 3, 2009, in Toronto.

Caroline Brunet (Photo: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)


(Photo: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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