Barrie, Newmarket skaters among 17 named to Skate Canada Olympic team
Skate Canada today nominated their 17 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, and three athletes from this are made the list.
After a solid second place in solo free skating yesterday, Gabrielle Daleman from Newmarket was a shoe-in for the team. She’s joined by ice dancing pair Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam from Barrie, who finished 3rd at the Canadian Championships in Ottawa.
The Canadian Team for Sochi 2014 was finalized following the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa. With 17 skaters, Canada has qualified the largest figure skating team of any country for Sochi 2014.
Skate Canada says the country was also the top qualifying country for the team event, which makes its Olympic debut in Sochi.
- Patrick Chan
- Kevin Reynolds
- Liam Firus
- Kaetlyn Osmond
- Gabrielle Daleman
- Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford
- Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch
- Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers
Ice dance teams
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
- Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje
- Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam
According to Skate Canada, these figure skaters now join 10 speed skating athletes, 10 curling athletes, 16 bobsledders, seven lugers, four skeleton athletes, 21 women's hockey players, eight biathletes, five snowboarders, 25 men's hockey players and three skiers as the next members of the Canadian Olympic Team.
Up to eight more teams will be announced between now and February. The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games take place from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23.