You could tell she was putting on a brave face when she dutifully hugged her medal winning teammate, then moved off camera, and again, when the camera poked in her face to get some reaction on the race. That’s Cindy, though, from all appearances, more quiet than not, unassuming, kind. Cindy Klassen has had a tumultuous few years coming up on the 2010 olympics.
Six-medal winning Klassen had an up-hill battle in her skate. She gave all that she could give and, at the very least, showed she had what it takes to win gold again early in her run.
Just watching her skating around the ice was both delightful, early in the run, then painful as you watched her eventually succumb to a body that, of necessity, wasn’t in top form.
Cindy Klassen is a christian and features a bible verse on her website,
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I’ve gained quite a bit of respect watching her stand when she’d probably much rather crawl up somewhere and nurse wounds.
So cheers to Cindy! Your achievements have reflected honour on Canada and we are in your debt. Here’s to Cindy and here’s to the best of her future ambitions and achievements!