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Jennifer Walinga honoured in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Jennifer Walinga never got to stand on the victory podium at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. But the Victorian got to take her rightful place on the stage alongside her crew mates ... as the 1992 Olympic-champion Canadian four was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Toronto Wednesday night.

Adding to the Class of 2013’s Island flavour was three-time world champion mountain biker and 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics silver-medallist Alison Sydor of Victoria. The other inductees were NHL great Joe Sakic of Burnaby, curler Russ Howard and Paralympian Andre Viger.

But perhaps it was Walinga who was most appreciative of the honour...

Find out while in the Times Colonist.