Aside from producing the most delicious maple syrup and icy cold weather, Canada is also famous for producing some of the world’s most talented sports stars. Here are some of the world’s leading sports athletes that you might not know were actually born and bred in Canada. Being naturally gifted does have its perks. Sporting legends usually command lucrative paychecks and lead extravagant lifestyles. Want to earn millions? Play on one of the progressive games at All Slots Online Casino.
The Great One
Legendary ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky didn’t just participate in ice hockey professionally – he dominated the sport. Gretzky played ice hockey for 20 seasons and broke almost every known record in the sport. Dubbed the ‘great one’ his impact on the game will go down in history. Feeling sporty? See what other sports events are coming up this year.
Like Father, Like Son
Jacques Villeneuve is the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve who tragically passed away when Jacques was only 11 years old in a Grand Prix. Villeneuve outperformed in his debut Formula One season, driving for Williams and challenging talented drivers such as Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher. Villeneuve went on to drive for BMW, Renault, Sauber and BAR teams. Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2010, Jacques Villeneuve will remain one of Canada’s most talented sports athletes.
Canada’s Finest Golfer
Top Canadian golfer, Mike Weir won the Masters in 2003 and has carved an indelible mark on the sport. Some of his victories include winning at the World Golf Championships, Tour Championship and PGA Tours.
Legendary Steve Nash
Although Steve Nash was born in South Africa his family moved to Canada when he was only 18 months and having grown up in the country, he considers himself a proud Canadian.Some of his career highlights include being named the NBA’S Most Valuable Player, an All-Star and winning several awards in the sport. He officially retired from the sport in 2015 citing health concerns.
Who is your favourite Canadian sports person?