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Frechette, Sylvie (1967–)

Frechette, Sylvie (1967–)

Canadian synchronized swimmer. Name variations: Sylvié Fréchette. Born June 27, 1967, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Was a member of the Canadian National Team (1983–92); won the Commonwealth Games championship (1986, 1990); won the World championship (1991), the only athlete to receive 7 perfect 10's for solo event; at Barcelona Olympics, won a silver rather than gold medal for solo (1992) when a judge mistakenly pushed the wrong button (took 18 months of appeals to change it to gold); won a team silver medal at the Atlanta Olympics (1996). Named female athlete of the year by the Aquatic Federation of Canada (1989–92).

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