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Although Sinclair faced failures, she persevered, embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. In 2008 she lead Team Canada to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, Canada's first-ever soccer team to qualify. At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, the team left disappointed, having failed to score in the 1st round. Nonetheless, Sinclair was chosen as Canada's flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Pan Am Games. The event was redemption for the women's team, as the Canadian team won…

Charmaine Crooks was a track athlete and was the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games. She’s a member of the Order of Canada and was awarded the 2006 “Women and Sport Trophy” in recognition of promoting gender equity in sport. She’s inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame and BC Sports Hall of Fame. She was both the 1st Canadian woman to run 800 metres in under 2 minutes and to be recognized with the Jack Diamond Award as BC’s 2009 Sports Personality of the…

Abigail Hoffman is a Canadian former track and field athlete. She finished first in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1966 in Kingston for the 800m run. Abigail Hoffman was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the Jewish Canadian Athletes Hall of Fame in 2007. Hoffman won 5 medal in the Pan American Games (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze) in 1963,67,71 and 75 for 800m and 1500m. In 1963, Hoffman set a Canadian Record and Personal Best 2:00:17 for the 800m run.

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