Canada’s Sweetheart Dies At 84

Legendary Ottawa figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, forever known as “Canada’s Sweetheart” for her gold medal victory at the 1948 Olympics, died Sunday evening at her home in San Fernandina, Fla. She was 84.

In the year she won Olympic gold, Scott also won the national, North American, European and world figure skating championships — an unprecedented feat that secured her a place in history alongside the country’s greatest sporting heroes, said longtime friend Pat MacAdam, who learned of her death at about 10 p.m. It remains the only gold ever won by a singles female from Canada.

Source: Ottawa Citizen

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