Wrestler Daniel Igali is one of seven inductees into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).
Igali, raised in Nigeria before coming to Canada as a refugee at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, won a gold medal for his adopted country at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. It was the first gold medal in wrestling won by a Canadian.
He also won gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England.
Other inductees were freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard, cross country skier Beckie Scott, swim coach Julie Sauve, and both the 2006 women’s hockey team and the 2010 men’s hockey team. Freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died after a training accident this past winter, was elected as a builder.