Brianne Tutt

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Brianne Tutt
Personal information
Born (1992-06-09) June 9, 1992 (age 26)
Airdrie, Alberta[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Sport
Country Canada
SportSpeed skating

Brianne Tutt (born June 9, 1992) is a Canadian speedskater from Airdrie, Alberta.

She skated in the 1500 m event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Just over a year before the Sochi Olympics, Tutt was run over by another skater as she stood waiting to do a practice start at the Calgary Olympic Oval. The collision resulted in severe injuries to Tutt including two broken neck vertebrae, fractured skull, two broken ribs, broken collar bone, hearing loss, Bells Pasly and a concussion.[2] Despite this prognosis, Tutt would overcome most of these injuries with only hearing loss, nagging neck pain, and concussion symptoms as a long-term result.[2] She continues to skate in pursuit of making the 2018 Olympic Team.

Olympics[edit]

2014 Winter Olympics[edit]

Tutt competing in her first Olympic games skated in the 1500 meter race in Sochi.[3]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

Tutt qualified to compete for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[4][5][6]

ISU World Cup[edit]

Tutt skated in the ISU World Cup in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.[7] She is presently a member of the Speed Skating Canada National Team Senior Pool. She had her best finish at a world cup in 2016, 4th place in the B group 1500m. She also represented Canada at her first World Championships finishing 21st.

Personal life[edit]

Her father, Brian Tutt, played professional hockey in North America and Europe,[8] and represented Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, winning a silver medal.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Speed Skating Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  2. ^ a b Kyle Bakx (January 22, 2014). "Airdrie's Brianne Tutt earns Olympic ticket after devastating injury". CBC Sports.
  3. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/sochi-2014/speed-skating/1500m-w?event=31878
  4. ^ Harrison, Doug (10 January 2018). "Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin front Canada's Olympic long track team". www.cbc.ca/sports/. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Spencer, Donna (10 January 2018). "Speed skater Denny Morrison and 'guardian angel' wife both headed to Olympics". Canadian Press. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Canadian long track speed skating team named for PyeongChang 2018". www.speedskating.ca/. Speed Skating Canada. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ http://www.speedskating.ca/people/brianne-tutt
  8. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=5505
  9. ^ "Athletes : Brianne Tutt". Sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015.

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