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This past Thursday, hundreds of fans gathered at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace to take in one final exhibition performance by Osmond before she left for the Games.
Osmond, 22, a three time national champion and 2017 World silver medalist, is attending her second Winter Olympics and is one of numerous Edmonton area athletes competing in Pyeongchang.
She is considered one of Canada best medal hopes, coming off her silver medal performance at the World Championships last year in Helsinki.
Osmond finished second behind Gabrielle Daleman of Toronto at this year nationals but goes into the Olympics more confident that she was four years ago in Sochi, Russia.
was definitely new going into the last Olympics, I was very new to the international scene, Osmond said. was just excited to be on the team and to enjoy the experience.
time, I been training so hard. I have a world silver medal under my belt and much more international experience. So I just feel more mature, more ready, and more confident. will be competing in the short program of the women singles event on Feb. MT) and in the free skate on Feb.
Keegan Messing, 26, was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but now makes his home in Sherwood Park. He qualified for his first Olympic Games by placing second behind Patrick Chan at nationals this year.
A dual citizen his mother was born in Edmonton Messing began competing for Canada in 2014. 25, 2014.
Barnett, 30, is a former world class sprinter who took up bobsleigh in 2013.
He is one of a handful of Canadian athletes who have competed at both the Summer and the Winter Olympics.
A 200 metre runner, Barnett competed for Canada at the 2007, 2009 and 2011 World Athletic Championships and in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Christine de Bruin Bobsleigh
Christine de Bruin and Cynthia Appiah of Canada compete at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee during the BMW IBSF World Cup Women’s Bobsleigh World Cup on Jan. 19, 2018 in Koenigssee, Germany.
A former track star at the University of Alberta, 28 year old Christine de Bruin of Stony Plain took up bobsleigh six years ago in a quest to maintain her Olympic dream.
A bulged disc in her back nearly brought that dream to an end but overcame the setback and will be competing in her first Olympics.