Sports Canadian multi-sport athlete Georgia Simmerling retires after 4 Olympic Games
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Canadian multi-sport athlete Georgia Simmerling has announced her retirement from professional sport.
The Vancouver, B.C., native — who in 2016 became Canada's first Olympian to compete in three different sports across three different Games — is capping her brilliant career after a fourth and final appearance at the Tokyo Games.
Along with her fellow cyclists, Simmerling earned a fourth-place finish in the women's team pursuit while breaking the Canadian record at the velodrome in Japan.
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"I am thrilled to end my career on such a strong note," she said in a media release.
"I personally left the Tokyo Games feeling very satisfied with how I rode and had absolutely no regrets. I felt ready to close this chapter of my life and move on to new adventures; I am thrilled to announce my retirement from sport and share what I have been working on. All I can say for now is it's time to invest in women's sports, and I'm looking forward to being part of the change."
Simmerling, 32, first competed as an alpine skier at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
A transition to ski cross would see the Canadian go on to earn 13 World Cup podiums and book a ticket to Sochi 2014, where she made the 1/8 finals.
Her journey has been one of resilience and recovery. A crash in 2012 left Simmerling with three broken vertebrae in her neck and back.
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After being continually troubled by injuries, the talented competitor added track cycling to her arsenal in 2015 — and her rise in the sport was meteoric.
Simmerling won silver at her first world championships with the team pursuit squad in 2016 and later won a bronze medal at Rio 2016 — her first and only Olympic hardware.
She didn't let up in the following winter sports season, with a performance that secured her a place in Pyeongchang.
But Simmerling wouldn't make it to the Games, instead sustaining a crash that broke both her legs and tore ligaments during a ski-cross competition just weeks before the Olympics. Now faced with physical and emotional recovery, Simmerling saidto return to sport.
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After retiring from ski cross, Simmerling went all in on cycling, rising again to win silver in the team pursuit at her first international competition after Rio.
The persistent podium threat had plans to retire, which were pushed back by the delay of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Simmerling, along with teammates Allison Beveridge, Annie Foreman-Mackey and Ariane Bonhomme, entered Tokyo as part of the largest cycling contingent Canada has ever sent to the Games despite.
According to Cycling Canada, she now plans to move to Europe with her fiancé and Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, who captured Olympic gold with Canada's women's soccer team in Tokyo.
In a post about her retirement on Instagram, Simmerling shared her excitement about stepping into the next phase of her career.
"Sport has been my entire life. And I couldn't be more grateful for where it has brought me, who I have met, and the experiences I've had. I am so incredibly grateful to so many individuals who have supported me along the unique twisty, turny path I've taken," she wrote.
"I thank you all. I cannot wait to share with you what I've been waking up at 4:45 a.m. in the morning, out of sheer excitement, to work on. I'll just say this...now is the time to invest in women's sports!"
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