Heather Moyse pondering athletic future
Two-Olympic gold medal winner Heather Moyse is taking her time to think about where her diverse sporting career might take her next.
The Summerside, P.E.I. native won the gold medal in women's bobsleigh in Sochi with teammate Kaillie Humphries on Wednesday, repeating a gold medal performance from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The 35-year-old Moyse has represented Canada in three sports – rugby and cycling as well as bobsleigh. In an interview with CBC News Thursday, she said she hasn't made any decisions yet about what sporting challenges she might want to take on in future.
"People are already talking, asking questions about 2016. Am I going to go to Rio for cycling or for rugby? There are some people asking me about am I coming back in 2018 for bobsledding. And Kaillie and the coaches are already making comments about, Oh well, she can do whatever she wants for three years and we'll see her in 2017-18 again," she said.
"I'm not sure in terms of athletic career. I'm going to use this medal, and my other medal, to use it as a tool and a platform to hopefully go around and to inspire and to motivate and to educate and to talk about adversity and to talk about perseverance."
Officials in Summerside say they are planning a homecoming celebration for Moyse, but they have not worked out the details yet.