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Carol Huynh

Carol Huynh
  • Born: 11/16/1980
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 154cm
  • Weight: 48kg
  • Birthplace: Hazelton, BC

Carol Hiynh_1340pxA two-time Olympian, Carol Huynh reached the podium in both of her appearances, winning gold in the women’s 48kg division at Beijing 2008 before capturing bronze at London 2012.

Entering the 2012 Olympic Games, Huynh was an 11-time national champion (2000-02, 2004-11), a two-time Pan American Games champion (Rio de Janeiro 2007, Guadalajara 2011), the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion and a four-time world championship medallist (silver in 2001, bronze in 2000, 2005 and 2010).

To win the gold at Beijing 2008, Huynh had to defeat Chiharu Icho of Japan who had won the last two world titles. Coming on Day 8, it was Canada’s first gold medal of the Beijing Games and Canada’s first Olympic gold medal in women’s wrestling.

The middle child of five siblings, Huynh was born in Hazelton, British Columbia. She was the first Canadian-born child after her family immigrated as refugees from Vietnam. Huynh was introduced to wrestling by her high school coach.

 

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2008 BeijingOlympic Summer GamesWrestling - Freestyle48kg - Women - Gold
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesWrestling - Freestyle48kg - Women - Bronze
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