Vegan figure skater Meagan Duhamel wins silver medal at Sochi Olympics
by Megan Thompson
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Canadian vegan Meagan Duhamel just won a silver medal in team figure skating at this month’s Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. With this victory, she adds to a wave of passionate athletes who are overcoming stereotypes and proving that plant-based diets can fuel strong bodies and world champions.

According to her Twitter account, Duhamel is a proud “Olympian, Vegan, Yogi and Nutritionist” and it’s pretty clear that her healthy lifestyle has paid off. The figure skater now joins the ranks of many world-famous athletes – including bodybuilders, Ironmen, tennis legendsfootball stars and many more – who have chosen to live and win on a plant-based, whole food diet.

Through their lifestyle choices and successes, athletes like Duhamel are sending a positive message to the world and encouragement to vegans everywhere. Their victories show that choosing a vegan diet – with all of the healthy, anti-disease, eco-friendly and cruelty-free benefits it has to offer – does not leave the body weak and undernourished. In fact, just the opposite is true! Vegans are strong, successful and able to compete (and win) in world-renown gatherings like the Olympics.

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About Megan Thompson

Megan is a healthy living and natural beauty advocate who is obsessed with sustainable gardening, food politics, human rights and animal protection. An L.A. native, she loves staying on top of the latest pop culture news and green lifestyle trends. When she is not writing, she loves going to the beach, hula hooping and working on upcycling projects.

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  • Paul Pearson

    So how come there are so few vegan athletes?

    • Caetano

      There are very few vegans.
      If you consider the percentage of vegan athletes compared to the percentage of vegans globally, you’d be surprised.

  • Paola Paniagua

    Vegan for life :) thanks for writing