Statue of Olympic speedskater Sylvie Daigle vandalized

Statue of Olympic speedskater Sylvie Daigle vandalized

SHERBROOKE, Que. — A statue of former Olympic speedskater Sylvie Daigle has been damaged by vandals in her hometown of Sherbrooke, Que.

The statue, which depicts Daigle in a speedskating pose, is missing part of the head as well as arm and a section of a leg.

The city says it will repair the sculpture, which was erected in 2006.

Daigle competed in long track speedskating at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and Sarajevo before switching to short track.

She won a gold medal as part of the Canadian relay team at the 1992 Games in Albertville and a silver medal at the ’94 Games in Lillehammer.

Daigle was inducted into the city’s sports hall of fame on Oct. 14.

The Canadian Press

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