Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Olympic Wrestling Champion Carol Huynh Named Assistant Chef De Mission for Rio

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Olympic Wrestling Champion Carol Huynh Named Assistant Chef De Mission for Rio

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Olympic champ Huynh on Rio mission team

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TORONTO - Olympic wrestling champion Carol Huynh has been named Canada's assistant chef de mission for the Rio Olympics.

The 35-year-old from Hazelton, B.C., made history at the 2008 Beijing Games when she captured Canada's first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's wrestling. It was the country's first medal at those Games.

She went on to win bronze four years later at the London Olympics. She's also an 11-time Canadian champion, a two-time Pan American champion, a Commonwealth champion and four-time world medallist.

"My Olympic experience has largely defined my life and I'm excited to accompany other athletes along their journeys," Huynh said. "I have been given an extraordinary opportunity to give back to sport, the Olympic movement and the country. I'm entirely committed to make the best of that opportunity. …

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