Barbie adds Christine Sinclair to inspiring athlete line up

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Christine Sinclair with her one-of-a-kind Barbie.

B.C.-born soccer star Christine Sinclair is being honoured with a Barbie doll in her likeness as part of a project announced by Barbie-maker Mattel.

A statement from the company says Sinclair as well as U.S. tennis champion Venus Williams are among nine athletes to receive the one-of-a-kind dolls.

The others being depicted are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer player Mary Fowler, boxer Estelle Mossely, swimmer Federica Pellegrini, paratriathlete Susana Rodriguez, and track and field sprinter Ewa Swoboda.

Each athlete hails from a different country, with Sinclair being the only Canadian.

The soccer star says she’s honoured to be recognized as a role model through the project, and that she hopes to inspire young girls to pursue their goals.

“As an athlete, it was never a thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be immortalized with an iconic doll,” said Sinclair in a release Wednesday.

“I am so honoured to be recognized as a Barbie Role Model during Barbie’s 65th anniversary celebrations alongside so many incredible people around the world. The significance of this aligns with my hope of inspiring young girls to never give up on the sport they love or anything they might want to achieve. I truly believe that by sharing the stories of women in sports, we can pave the way for future generations of athletes,” she said.

A photo of Sinclair’s Barbie shows the doll wearing a red jersey with a gold medal around the neck to celebrate her Olympic gold medal in 2021, which can be seen below.


With files from CHEK News

Christine Sinclair with her one-of-a-kind doll (CNW Group/Mattel Canada, Inc.)

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