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Eva Marie Pracht, Two-Time Olympian for Canada Including Team Bronze Medalist, 1937-2021

Eva Marie Pracht, who rode on Canada’s team that won bronze at the 1988 Olympics in her second Games, has died at the age of 83.

Ashley Holzer, her team mate at the 1988 Olympics, in a tribute described Eva as her “other” mother who was to her much more than a coach and mentor.

Evi, as she was known, was the daughter of Germany’s Josef Neckermann, the Olympic champion who competed at four Games. She moved to Canada in 1981. Eva lived in Cedar Valley, near Toronto.

Eva competed at the 1984 and 1988 Games, earning bronze on the squad that included Cindy Ishoy, Ashley Holzer and Gina Smith.

The highlights of her career were:

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