We don't hear about the bobsledders, the lugers, the speed skaters. We don't hear too much about the women.
But guess what, Ladies? Yesterday, Canada won 4 medals. All earned by WOMEN. We won Gold and Silver in Bobsleigh, Silver in Short Track Speed Skating Relay and a Bronze in the 5000 km Long Track Speed Skating. This last medal was won by Clara Hughes. Clara has 2 bronze medals from the Summer Olympics in cycling and 4 Winter Olympic medals in Speed Skating. In fact, she is the only Olympic athlete EVER to win multiple medals at both the Summer and Winter Games. And she has a smile that lights up the rink.
As the mother of two girls, I am inspired and excited about the possibilities for my little ladies. These Olympic athletes have opened doors and eyes. And they make me proud to be Canadian, and proud to be a woman.