London 2012: Huynh returns to lead nine member Canadian Olympic wrestling team
(Vancouver, July 4 2012)
Carol Huynh, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist will lead Canada’s nine-member wrestling team into the 2012 Olympics in London later this month. The team was announced Wednesday.
“I feel very privileged and very excited to be able to represent my country again at the Olympic Games with such outstanding teammates,” Huynh, a Hazelton native who lives in Calgary, said in a news release.
“The last four years since becoming an Olympic champion have gone by so quickly. However, instead of looking at the past, I think it’s important at this point in time to focus on the present to be prepared for the future. We are currently in a high volume phase and will start to taper in order to perform at our peak on the day of our competition.”
Since her win in Beijing, Huynh was a bronze medalist at the 2010 world championships and a gold medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 Pan American Games.
For London, Canada qualified wrestlers in all four women’s divisions and five of the seven men’s categories.