Meagan Duhamel (born 1985) is a pair skater who turned vegan in 2008, aged 23. With partner Eric Radford, she is a two-time world champion (2015, 2016), an Olympic silver medalist in the team event, two-time Four Continents Champion (2013, 2015) and six-time Canadian national champion (2012-2017). This video shows her in action in 2016 World Championships.
The article Olympian Meagan Duhamel explains why she went vegan narrates her personal story. Her transition to plant based lifestyle was quite sudden. She happened to pick up a copy of Skinny Bitch (224 pages, 2005) at the airport and she couldn't keep it down until she finished reading it. The very next day, she cleared her fridge of all animal products and decided to step into the world of fruits, vegetables and whole foods! She hasn't looked back since.
An excerpt from the video above:
"Six years ago, I became a vegan. I've noticed nothing but positive benefits. First of all, my energy is higher. I sleep better at night. My skin is better. I feel stronger. I feel like my body is in peak condition at all times. It was essentially done for health purposes, for diet purposes. But as time went on, I became a lot more compassionate, interested in animal rights."
The article Meagan Duhamel's vegan diet helps her train, focus, recover is also a great read. Two more short videos where Meagan explains how she felt after the change: first (0:49) and second (1:49).