Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Yippee!!! Woohoo!! Congrats!!! We are so proud of you!!!!!

Canada's Ivanie Blondin, right, leads teammates Brittany Schussler, centre, and Kali Christ during the women's Team Pursuit competition at the ISU World Cup speedskating event in Calgary, Alta., in November.

CALGARY – Winnipeg’s Brittany Schussler won the women’s 3,000 metres at the Olympic trials for Canada’s long-track speedskating team, virtually guaranteeing herself a spot at the Winter Olympics.
“I can’t wrap my head around it,” Schussler said. “I’ve been so, so nervous. I knew that that was my spot and that that was my race to win. I can’t even believe it — I can’t even comprehend —that I’m going to Sochi.”
Canada’s Olympic long-track speedskating team, which will consist of 10 women and eight men for all disciplines, will be announced on Jan. 22.
While Schussler was elated Saturday, the first day of the trials at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Jeremy Wotherspoon’s Olympic comeback bid took a major hit.

*Information and picture originally posted on the GlobalBC webpage and written by the Canadian Press 2013 December 30, 2013

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