Bucsis warming up prior to an event in March 2013
30 April 1989 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb)|
|Club||Calgary Speed Skating|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||2010 2014 Winter Olympics|
Anastasia Bucsis (born 30 April 1989) is a former Canadian speed skater. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the women's 500-metre competition. In addition, she participated in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics for women's long track, placing 28th in the 500 metres.
At the University of Calgary, Bucsis studied Communications in Culture, while earning the chance to represent Canada in speed skating at the 2009 Winter Universiade. Starting in 2011, she made three consecutive appearances at the ISU World Single Distances Championships.
On April 10, 2017, Bucsis retired from speed skating after a serious knee injury.
Awards and honors
- 2007 Canada Winter Games, Silver, 500 metre speed skating
- "Anastasia Bucsis". olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- "Anastasia Bucsis". Speed Skating Canada. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
- "Canada's Bucsis retires from speed skating after serious knee injury". CBC. April 10, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
- "Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis ‘so proud to be gay’". The Globe and Mail, 3 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
- Jim Buzinski Olympic speedskater Anastasia Bucsis comes out in response to Russia's anti-gay laws 3 September 2013
- Charline Labonte I am Charline Labonte, Olympic hockey player and proudly gay 11 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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