Cycling Athlete - Inducted 2005
Lori-Ann Muenzer began racing bicycles seventeen years ago at the age of 21 then spend the next decade focused on-track racing. In 1987 Lori-Ann joined her first cycling club with the Toronto Cycling LocalMotion. Lori-Ann became a member of the Canadian National Cycling Team in 1994 and is currently training with the Juventus Cycling Club in Edmonton.
The 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece turned out to be the pinnacle of her career. Lori-Ann won the Match Sprint, becoming the first Canadian Cyclist to win an Olympic Gold Medal. During her cycling career, she has accounted for: six World Championship Medals (2004-bronze in Match Sprints, 2001-bronze in Flying 200M and Match Sprints and silver in Standing 500M, 2000-bronze in Flying 200M, and silver in Match Sprints); 2002 Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medalist where she also set the Flying 200M record; Pan American Keirin and Match Sprint Champion; 13 time Canadian National Champion (1996, 2000-2004); 11 time World Cup medalist; 2000 Canadian Olympian; and she is the Canadian record holder in the Flying 200M and Standing 500M.
Lori-Ann Muenzer has been recognized for her achievements by receiving the 2004 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award, the 2004 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year, and the 2004 Canadian Cyclist of the Year-Female Award.
Lori-Ann Muenzer shares her knowledge and Olympic experience of sports and recreation with school children and groups.
13 National titles
11 World Cup medals
2004 – Olympic Gold medalist in the Match Sprint - She became Canada's most decorated cyclist.
Honours & Awards:
2004 - Canadian Press & Broadcast News' Female Athlete of the Year,
2005 - Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductee
2005 - Tribute to Women of Distinction - "Honourable Lois E. Hole Award for Lifetime Achievement" by the YWCA.
2015 - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame