Nesbitt, Morrison lead 17 long track speed skaters to Sochi
Another 17 athletes – nine women, eight men – were added to the Canadian Olympic Team on Wednesday, when the long track speed skating selection was made official.
The nine women nominated to Team Canada are Ivanie Blondin, Anastasia Bucsis, Kali Christ, Marsha Hudey, Kaylin Irvine, Christine Nesbitt, Brittany Schussler, Brianne Tutt and Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg.
Since the last Olympic Winter Games, Nesbitt won gold medals in the 1000 m and 1500 m distances at the 2012 World Single Distances Championships. At the same competition in Sochi a year later, Nesbitt took the bronze medal in the 1500 m.
Giroux, Makowsky and Morrison won Olympic gold in Vancouver in the Team Pursuit, edging the United States in the final.
Post-Vancouver, Morrison was the 2012 World Champion in 1500 m.