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Dr. Wickenheiser: One of Canada's star athletes is now a medical professional

Last Updated May 17, 2021 at 11:07 am MDT

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary on Jan. 11, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – One of Canada’s most legendary athletes has just reached a major achievement.

Six-time Olympian, four-time Olympic gold medalist, and world champion hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser is now a medical doctor.

She announced her certification on Twitter over the weekend, where she said, “What a journey, and in a pandemic to boot.”

She is now trending on Twitter as Dr. Wickenheiser.