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BC’s Sonja Gaudet inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame

April 05, 2024
From World Curling Media (

World Curling is pleased to announce the induction of five new members into the World Curling Hall of Fame.

There will be two inductees into the “Athlete” category, Thomas Ulsrud from Norway and Sonja Gaudet from Canada (North Vancouver). The third inductee, Les Harrison from Canada will be inducted into the “Builder” category, while the final inductees, Jalle Jungnell from Sweden and Pål Trulsen from Norway will be inducted into the combined “Athlete and Builder” category.

World Curling President Beau Welling said, “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all five of our World Curling Hall of Fame inductees.

“Congratulations to Thomas, Sonja, Les, Jalle and Pal! Our five new inductees are all extremely worthy recipients of the Freytag Award, which is the highest honour we can bestow in our sport.”

Gaudet, originally from North Vancouver, BC is one of the world’s most decorated wheelchair curlers, winning three Paralympic Winter Games and three gold medals from world championships.

Her Paralympic medal record is perfect. She took part in three Winter Paralympics and won gold at all three: in 2006 in Torino, Italy, in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada and in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

She represented Canada at eight world wheelchair championships and was crowned world champion at three: in 2009 in Vancouver, Canada, in 2011 in Prague, Czechia and in 2013 in Sochi, Russia.

Gaudet was awarded the Order of Sport in 2020, marking her induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. She was the first wheelchair curler inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.