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Full name  Sylvia Burka
Weight  68 kg
Height  1.70 m
Role  Speed Skater
Name  Sylvia Burka

Sylvia Burka

Born  May 4, 1954 (age 69) (1954-05-04) Winnipeg, Canada
Sport  Speedskating and track cycling

Sylvia burka

Sylvia Burka (born May 4, 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a former ice speed skater and track cyclist from Canada of Latvian descent, who represented her native country at three consecutive Winter Olympics, starting in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. She was the first person in history to win a World Championship in both Allround and Sprint disciplines (1976 and 1977). She never won an Olympic medal, with her best Olympic result being the fourth place in 1000 m in 1976.

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In 1977, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 1983 she was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. She was married to Jocelyn Lovell, an Olympic cyclist.

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