Catriona Le May Doan is the fastest woman on ice. After carrying the Canadian flag into the 2002 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies (her fourth Olympics), Catriona defended her Olympic title with a Gold medal performance in the 500 metre event. Catriona becomes the first Canadian individual to defend a gold medal at any Olympic Games. She is also the world-record holder in this event and skated an Olympic record time of 37.30 in race one of the two-day competition. Catriona Le May Doan has broken the world record eight times.
In 1998, at the Nagano Olympic Winter Games, Catriona Le May Doan won her first Olympic Gold medal in the 500m distance also in an Olympic record time, then added an Olympic Bronze Medal in the 1000m event. She finished the 1998 season first overall in the World Cup standings in both the 500m and 1000m events.
This two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion, is one of Canada’s most successful and highly decorated athletes.
She is the first and only Canadian individual to defend a gold medal at any Olympic Games. Her unwavering commitment and drive towards her goals is an inspiration for fellow athletes and Canadians in any situation.
Catriona is an articulate, engaging and bilingual presenter. Her story is an inspiration, and her ability to explore with audiences the method of achieving personal excellence while challenging and motivating people to achieve their full potential is unmatched.