Gabrielle Daleman helped make Canadian history at the 2017 World Championships where she won the bronze medal to share the podium with silver medallist teammate Kaetlyn Osmond. It was the first time two Canadian women had stood together on the world championship podium. Just six weeks prior, Daleman had won silver at the Four Continents Championships, the first Canadian woman to win a medal at that event since Joannie Rochette in 2009.
The junior national champion in 2012, Daleman made her senior national debut in 2013, winning the silver medal. But she still competed as a junior internationally, finishing sixth at the world junior championships for Canada’s best ladies’ result since 2002. After competing on the Junior Grand Prix in the fall of 2013, Daleman won her second straight silver at the national championships, earning her a spot at Sochi 2014. At 16, she was the youngest member of the entire Canadian Olympic Team, making her Olympic debut a month before she competed at her first world championships.
Daleman claimed her first national title in 2015. The following year, she broke into the top 10 for the first time at the world championships, placing ninth overall.
Getting into the Sport: Started skating at age four… Her parents wanted her to learn to skate so they enrolled her in CanSkate… Outside Interests: Enjoys music, photography and drawing… Graduated from Richmond Green Secondary School… Odds and Ends: Had her Olympic dream sparked while watching Joannie Rochette compete at Turin 2006… Her favourite Olympic memory is watching Rochette skate after Vancouver 2010 after her mother passed away… Always travels with her purple blanket… Collects magnets during her travels… Favourite motto: Play like you’re in first, but train like you’re in second…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2014 - 17th
ISU World Championships: 2017 – BRONZE; 2016 – 9th; 2015 – 21st; 2013 - 13th
ISU Four Continents Championships: 2017 – SILVER; 2015 – 7th