Good Luck, Team Canada!
Past Canadian Olympians send their love to our athletes on the eve of the 2018 Winter Games.
As fans all over the world anticipate tomorrow’s Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, Team Canada has one more night to prepare and reflect before the intense competition begins. Former Olympians Maëlle Ricker, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jon Montgomery, Ashleigh McIvor and Karina LeBlanc took the opportunity to wish them well from all over Canada.
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Maëlle Ricker: Snowboard
Ricker put her name in the history books at Vancouver 2010 as the first Canadian woman to ever win Olympic gold on home soil. Ricker finished first in both her quarterfinal and semifinal to advance to the Big Final where she gained a comfortable lead early and crossed the line for an easy victory.
Hayley Wickenheiser: Hockey
The longest serving member of Canada’s National Women’s Team, Hayley Wickenheiser has competed in all five Olympic Games in which women’s hockey has been included, winning four gold and one silver medals to make her one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians.
Jon Montgomery: Skeleton
Jon Montgomery became one of the best-known Canadian athletes of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show and presented at the Juno Awards, where he used his vocal talents to auction off singer Justin Bieber’s cell number.
Ashleigh McIvor: Freestyle Skiing
Ashleigh McIvor was one of the faces of the Canadian Olympic Team at Vancouver 2010 after winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in ladies’ ski cross, which was making its Games debut.
Karina LeBlanc: Football (Soccer)
Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc has represented Canada at two consecutive Olympic Games. After making her debut at Beijing 2008, LeBlanc was a member of the squad that captured a historic bronze medal at London 2012.