The 'Toba Twenty

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:03 AM ET

The greatest athletes in Manitoba sports history

1. Clara Hughes: the only person to win multiple medals in Summer and Winter Olympics.

2. Terry Sawchuk: Stanley Cup, four Vezina Trophies, Hockey Hall of Fame.

3. Cindy Klassen: tied with Hughes as Canada’s most decorated Olympian (six medals).

4. Bobby Clarke: three Hart Trophies, two Stanley Cups.

5. Sylvia Burka: two world speed skating championships, cycling world record breaker.

6. Garth Pischke: made Olympic volleyball team while in Grade 12.

7. George Knudson: eight U.S. Tour victories, Canada’s Golfer of the Century.

8. Angela Chalmers: bronze medal, 3,000 metres, 1992 Summer Games

9. Israel Idonije: from Brandon to a starting job in the NFL.

10. Gerry James: only player in Canadian history to play in Grey Cup and Stanley Cup Final.

11. Jonathan Toews: Olympic gold, World Jr. gold, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy.

12. Susan Auch: two-time Olympic silver medallist in speed skating.

13. Frank Stack: Olympic medallist in speed skating, six-time Cdn. champ.

14. Ed Belfour: Stanley Cup, Calder Trophy, two Vezinas, two-time first all-star.

15: Corey Koskie: eight-year Major Leaguer, career .275 hitter, .966 fielder.

16. Tom Johnson: six Stanley Cups, two-time all-star, Norris Trophy.

17. Todd MacCulloch: from Shaftesbury High to starting NBA centre.

18. Jon Montgomery: first Manitoba man to win individual Olympic gold.

19. Sherman Greenfeld: two-time world racquetball champion.

20. Merv Deckert: world handball champ, eight Canadian titles.


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