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BC born gold medallist at two Olympic Games Kathleen Heddle, dead of cancer at 55

BY The Canadian Press, Jan 13, 2021 7:10 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Rowing Canada says Kathleen Heddle died at home in Vancouver on Monday at the age of 55. (Photo - Rowing Canada Aviron/Twitter)

Rowing Canada says Kathleen Heddle died at home in Vancouver on Monday at the age of 55. (Photo - Rowing Canada Aviron/Twitter)

A BC born gold medallist at two Olympic Games has died of cancer.

Rowing Canada says Kathleen Heddle died at home in Vancouver on Monday at the age of 55.

Heddle and Marnie McBean won Olympic gold medals in rowing in 1992 and 1996 and Heddle also won another gold with the women's eight in 1992.

A statement issued on behalf of her family says the rower born in Trail had been battling several forms of cancer for six years.

Tweet from Rowing Canada Aviron:

It is with great sadness that we share this news on behalf of the family of Kathleen Heddle: https://bit.ly/3oIEX5l

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