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18 February 2018

Sunday Stamps II - A

2018, Canada, Olympic
Female Athletes

Clara Hughes is the most decorated female Canadian Olympian and competed in both Summer (cycling) - Atlanta ('96), Sydney ('00) Salt Lake City ('02) London ('12) and Winter Games (long-track speed skating) - Salt Lake City ('02), Turin ('06) and Vancouver ('10)

Sonja Gaudet was the first wheelchair curler to win multiple Paralympic gold medals at Turin ('06), Vancouver ('10) and Sochi ('14)

Nancy Green won gold and silver at downhill skiing in Grenoble ('68) and was named Canadian female athlete of the century in 1999.

Shirley and Sharon Firth were twins who are the only female Canadian (cross country) skiers who competed in four consecutive Olympics (Sapporo ('72), Innsbruck ('76), Lake Placid ('80) and Sarajevo ('84)

for our new round of stamps by alphabet
A - athletes


Bob Scotney said...

You could not have selected more appropriate stamps for today especially as female athletes have been doing us proud.

Ana said...

Those are beautiful stamps! Haven't really been following the Olympics, with the occasional glimpse I give to the figure skating

Joy said...

The dedication of athletes competing in so many Olympics is always mind-blowing. Such happy stamps too.

Mail Adventures said...

I love these stamps. And they could fit on my theme as well. But I haven't got any of them so far.

Heleen said...

Beautiful stamps!