Barbara Ann Scott, only Canadian to win women's Olympic gold, dead at age 84

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Barbara Ann Scott, the only Canadian to win the Olympic women's figure skating gold medal, died today at the age of 84.

The cause of death is not known.

Scott won Olympic gold at the 1948 Winter Games at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

She was born in Ottawa in 1928 and began skating at age seven at the Minto Club.

Scott won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete in 1945, 1947 and 1948.

She was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1955 and the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.

Organizations: Minto Club, Canadian Figure Skating Hall

Geographic location: Canada, Switzerland

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