Olympic seasons are always exciting and this season has proven to be no different. For me, I've had my fair share of ups and downs on the ice and qualifying for my second Winter Olympics in Sochi was far from a guarantee. But with a successful Olympic Trials now behind me, the 17-day event watched by millions in February will truly be an experience like no other!
As I strive to step on the Olympic podium once again in Sochi, 2014 will also be a milestone year for me as I'll be graduating from the University of Calgary with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Economics. Come back often for updates and results, and stay connected through Facebook and Twitter.
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Saturday, 22 February 2014
In today's Team Pursuit B final we lost to team Poland to finish 4th overall.
It’s tough being so close to the podium again. But that’s just the way it goes sometimes, as hard as that is to say. I know we put our best race plan together and I don’t think we could have done anything differently to have had a better race. So in that respect, we did everything we could on the given day.
Friday, 21 February 2014
After the first two rounds of the Team Pursuit we'll be fighting for the bronze medal against team Poland. I'll give a full breakdown after the finals wrap up tomorrow. Wish us luck!!
Saturday, 15th February 2014
If you didn't get a chance to see the results yet from today's 1500m, I finished 28th in a time of 1:48.51.
I'm actually quite happy with my 1500 here at the Games. Not because of the result, but because of how I skated it. I felt great in my prep, had some of the best race focus I've had all year, and I executed my race as planned. To be able to look back on my prep with no regrets is an awesome feeling! The best part is that some of the positive changes I've made technically have really only started to become apparent in the past couple of days. So with another week before the team pursuit it's going to be a lot of fun building on that momentum as I prepare to race the TP again with Mathieu and Denny. It's never over until it's over!!