Barbara Ann Scott
Born: May 9, 1928
Died:September 30, 2012
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Barbara Ann Scott won the first World Skating Championship for Canada in 1947.
A year later she won the European, World and Olympic championships becoming the first North American to do so.
Her parents were helpful in that they instilled in Scott the qualities to be a leader.
Barbara Ann Scott was the first Canadian to be voted Outstanding Athlete of the Year
Scott became known as "Canada's Sweetheart".
She is the only Canadian female skater to win an Olympic Gold Medal for the women's singles event.
When Scott was only 13, Barbara Ann Scott landed the first double lutz in competition by any woman.
A popular toy was manufactured and sold under the name of "The Barbara Ann Scott Doll"
She was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1955.
Scott was also made a member of the Order of Canada in 1991.
Canadians have always held Barbara Ann Scott in high regard, not only as a skater, but also as a popular spokes-person
for many worthwhile causes.
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