Pro hockey player and Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne is a role model to athletes everywhere

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: November 1, 2018, 5:37PM

Kendall Coyne is a professional hockey player and a 2018 Olympic gold medalist. In an interview with Start TV, she says, "there were so few women in the sport" that she was "the only hockey player with a ponytail."

But, that didn't stop her from insisting to her parents at just 3 years old to swap her figure skates for hockey skates. Since then, she's been to the Olympics twice as a member of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team. Watch the video above to find out which Olympic memory she described as, "That’s the moment that hits you, that you remember forever.”

Coyne's remarkable achievements as a young athlete make her a role model for kids everywhere. In the video below, she reveals that working with young girls creates a special kind of teamwork: "While they’re telling me that I’m inspiring them, they’re inspiring me to be the best role model I can be for them."

Watch Coyne discuss how young athletes inspire her:

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