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Gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games, Ice skating

CanadianBorn Gaétan BOUCHER

Former Speed skating Olympic champion

Born on January 10, 1958 in Charlesbourg, Quebec , Canada (63 years)

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A four-time Olympic medalist, Boucher was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's outstanding male athlete of 1984. He was named number 10 on the list of Canada's Athletes of the 20th Century. In 1983, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1984. In 1985, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

Boucher held the Canadian record for most medals won at a single Olympics, winning three at the 1984 Winter Olympics. This was surpassed by Cindy Klassen at the 2006 Winter Olympics, who won five. He was World Sprint Champion in 1984, as well as runner-up four times.


Boucher was also Canadian Superstars champion in 1981.

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