If you can believe it, the winter Olympics are still rolling on, but we’ve reached the stretch run with only a few more nights of coverage before the closing ceremonies. Most of the events that we don’t care about have wrapped up and these last days are saved for the biggies. You’re going to get more hockey this weekend, more big air snowboarding tomorrow night, but tonight we get the conclusion of figure skating with the ladies free skate. Basically, tonight is Johnny and Tara’s Super Bowl.
So let’s meet Candian figure skater, Gabby Daleman, who will be one of the competitors tonight. She has a gold medal in her collection from these Olympics after Canada won the team figure skating event last week.
It's a gold medal party!🥇
Nothing like celebrating an Olympic gold with your team. More on #TeamCanada's first Olympic champions at PyeongChang 2018: https://t.co/JAg7sPWfwh#FigureSkating | #Olympics pic.twitter.com/QosDEB4nIr
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) February 12, 2018
Gabrielle Daleman has consistently been one of the top Canadian ladies’ figure skaters, with four silver medals and one gold from the Canadian National Championships. She had a breakout pre-Olympic season, beginning with two fourth place finishes at her Grand Prix assignments. She picked up a silver medal at Canadian nationals and was selected to compete at Four Continents and world championships. At Four Continents, held in the same venue that will host the 2018 Olympics, she picked up a silver medal. At the 2017 World Championships, she earned a bronze medal; it was the first time two Canadian women have been on a Worlds podium, as countrywoman Kaetlyn Osmond won the silver. After Worlds, Daleman skated on the Stars on Ice tour but withdrew, citing a medical emergency. Later, reports surfaced that she suffered a ruptured cyst and would be off the ice for two weeks.
Some more fun facts:
- 20 years old
- Finished 17th at the 2014 Sochi games
- Is known as the Canadian Ashley Wagner