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Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet defenceman Meaghan Mikkelson

 Meaghan Mikkelson #12 of Team Canada skates during the IIHF Womens World Championship Semi-Final  game against Team Russia at Scotiabank Place on April 8, 2013 in Ottawa.
Meaghan Mikkelson #12 of Team Canada skates during the IIHF Womens World Championship Semi-Final game against Team Russia at Scotiabank Place on April 8, 2013 in Ottawa. Richard Wolowicz/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Sport: Women’s Hockey

Position: Defence

Age: 29

Hometown: St-Albert, Alta.

Club Team: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Accomplishments:

  • 2010 Olympic Champion.
  • 2012 World Champion.
  • Four-time World Silver Medallist.

Interesting Fact: She played forward for her entire career before switching to defence in 2006 which was recommended by her coach prior to her senior season with the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

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