97-year-old twin Olympians remember breaking gender barrier at 1948 winter games

97-year-old twin Olympians remember breaking gender barrier at 1948 winter games

CTVNews.ca  Jeff Lagerquist

The first women to represent Canada on an Olympic ski slope are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their barrier-breaking achievement. 

Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele first took up skiing on the snowy slopes of Mount Royal, near their childhood home in the Montreal suburb of Westmount. Their mutual love for alpine sport paved the way for a generation of female athletes to ski for Canada on the world stage.  Go to article.

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