Hayley Wickenheiser is currently living a double athletic life. Well-known
for her skills as one of the premier hockey talents in the country, Hayley
will become only the second Canadian female athlete to participate in both
a summer and winter Olympics. If the team medals, she will become the
first Canadian ever to win medals at both Games.
Wickenheiser is realistic about her abilities in softball.
"I'm not the best in softball and I have a lot of work to do," she says,
"but I know that I have the potential to get better. If I put the same
amount of time into this game as in hockey, I'm sure that I can accomplish
A science student at the University of Calgary, Wickenheiser is looking forward
to a career in sports medicine one day. Her silver medal win at the 1998 Nagano
Olympics stands as her greatest sport moment to date. Wickenheiser is the
youngest player on the softball team going to Sydney.
Sept. 23: Canada lost 1-0 to China, finishing with 1-6 record in round-robin schedule.
Sept. 21: Canada lost 4-3 to Japan in 10 innings, dropping to 1-4 in round-robin play.
Sept. 20: Canada def. Italy 7-1 in round-robin play, raising record to 1-3.
Sept. 19: Women: Canada lost 1-0 to Australia, dropped to 0-3 record in round-robin play.
Sept. 18: Canada lost 3-2 to New Zealand in 10 innings of women's preliminary round, dropping to 0-2.
Sept. 17: Canada lost 6-0 to United States in round-robin play.
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