Linda Thom in 1984
|Birth name||Linda Mary Alice Malcolm|
December 30, 1943 |
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||1984 Summer Olympics|
At the 1984 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the women's 25 m Pistol event becoming the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal in the summer Olympics since 1928 and the first Canadian to win a gold medal in the summer Olympics since 1968. She was selected to carry Canada's flag at the closing ceremonies. 
In 1985, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1984, she was awarded the Velma Springstead Trophy, an award presented annually to Canada's outstanding female athlete, and was named female amateur athlete of the year by the Sports Federation of Canada. In 1986, she was inducted into the City of Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. In 1992, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
She is currently a sitting member of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee.
- Mike Rabun (August 14, 1984). "Golden Games end with glitter". Ottawa Citizen. United Press International. p. 1. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "1984 Los Angeles: Linda Thom - Did You Know?". Olympic Magazine. CBC Digital Archives. July 1, 2004. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "Thom athlete of year". Montreal Gazette. January 17, 1985. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- "Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". Retrieved May 17, 2006.
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