Gabrielle Daleman

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Gabrielle Daleman
Gabrielle Daleman at 2017 Four Continents.jpg
Daleman at the 2017 Four Continents
Personal information
Country representedCanada Canada
Born (1998-01-13) January 13, 1998 (age 21)
Toronto, Ontario
Home townNewmarket, Ontario
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
CoachLee Barkell, Brian Orser, Tracy Wilson
Former coachAndrei Berezintsev, Inga Zusev, Kent Grice
ChoreographerLori Nichol
Former choreographerAndrei Berezintsev
Skating clubToronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Former skating clubHilltop Skating Club of Newmarket
Training locationsToronto
Former training locationsRichmond Hill, Ontario
Began skating2002
World standing10 (2017–18)
11 (2016–17)
16 (2015–16)
25 (2014–15)
41 (2013–14)
82 (2012–13)
Season's bests20 (2017–18)[1]
7 (2016–17)[2]
11 (2015–16)[3]
29 (2014–15)[4]
34 (2013–14)[5]
40(2012–13)[6]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total192.67
2019 World
Short program69.19
2019 World
Free skate123.48
2019 World

Gabrielle Daleman (born January 13, 1998) is a Canadian figure skater. She is a 2018 Olympic gold medalist in the team event, the 2017 World bronze medalist, 2017 Four Continents silver medalist, 2014 CS Autumn Classic champion, and two-time Canadian national champion. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Personal life[edit]

Gabrielle Daleman was born January 13, 1998, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[7] to Rhonda and Michael Daleman.[8] She has a younger brother, Zack, who is also a competitive figure skater.[9] She lives in Newmarket, Ontario and attended Pickering College.[9][10] Her father has taught at the same school.[11]

Daleman has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a learning disability affecting her ability to read and write.[8][12] She has also spoken about an eating disorder which she had from Grade 5 or 6 until after the 2014 Winter Olympics.[13][11]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Daleman began skating as a four-year-old, at the Aurora Skating Club.[8] Her motivation grew after watching Joannie Rochette compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[14]

Daleman won the junior ladies' title at the 2012 Canadian Championships.

2012–2013 season: National silver medalist[edit]

Daleman debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in autumn 2012. At the 2013 Canadian Championships, she won the silver medal behind Kaetlyn Osmond. She was sent to the 2013 World Junior Championships and finished sixth.

2013–2014 season: Sochi Olympics[edit]

Daleman continued on the JGP series, winning the bronze medal at her event in Poland. In January 2014, after repeating as national silver medalist at the Canadian Championships, she was named in Canada's team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. At 16 years of age, she was the youngest athlete on the Canadian Olympic team.[10] Daleman was not assigned to the team event, in which Canada won the silver medal, but she did compete in the individual event and finished in seventeenth place.[15]

Around February 2014, she developed a stress reaction (a precursor to a stress fracture) and plantar fasciitis in her right foot.[16][17]

2014–2015 season: First national title[edit]

Daleman began her season with a win at the 2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic, an ISU Challenger Series event. Making her senior Grand Prix debut, she placed fifth at the 2014 Cup of China and sixth at the 2014 NHK Trophy. Competing with a strep throat at the 2015 Canadian Championships,[18] she placed first in the short program and second in the free skate. Daleman won the national title by a margin of 1.78 points over Alaine Chartrand. She finished seventh at the 2015 Four Continents Championships, 21st at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, and 8th at the 2015 World Team Trophy.

In the spring of 2015, Daleman parted ways with her longtime coaches – Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev – and moved from Richmond Hill, Ontario, to Toronto to train at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club under Lee Barkell (as her main coach), Brian Orser, and Tracy Wilson.[19]

2015–2016 season[edit]

Daleman started the 2015–2016 season on the Challenger Series (CS), finishing fourth at the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy.[20] Competing on the Grand Prix series, she placed fifth at the 2015 Skate Canada International and sixth at the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard. She won the silver medal at the 2016 Canadian Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, finishing behind Alaine Chartrand and ahead of Kaetlyn Osmond. Soon after the event, she experienced severe swelling due to arthritis and tendinitis in her right foot.[17] On her treatment, she said, "I was probably in physio six, seven days a week for about three hours doing exercises, heating, icing, everything I could. I hate needles but I was doing acupuncture to get the swelling out."[17]

Daleman decided to withdraw from the 2016 Four Continents Championships as a precaution.[21] In March, she competed at the 2016 World Championships in Boston. She received personal best scores in the short, free, and total scores, landing her in the top ten for the first time. In the 2015–16 season, Daleman adjusted several aspects of her training and preparation – to practice elements with the same entry and exit as in her programs, improve the precision and timing of her in-between movements, and work more regularly with a mental performance consultant for athletes.[22]

2016–2017 season: World bronze medalist[edit]

Daleman took the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, behind Mai Mihara and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, before appearing in her third Grand Prix series. She finished fourth, 2.65 points off the podium, at the 2016 Skate America in Chicago, having ranked fourth in both segments. At her next GP event, the 2016 Trophée de France in Paris, she placed second in the short program, sixth in the free skate, and fourth overall.

Daleman (right) with Evgenia Medvedeva (center) and Kaetlyn Osmond (left) at the 2017 Worlds podium

In January 2017, Daleman won the silver medal at the 2017 Canadian Championships, finishing second to Kaetlyn Osmond with a deficit of 8.57 points.

In February, she ranked first in the short and third in the free skate at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea. Finishing 3.94 points behind Japan's Mai Mihara, she won the silver medal, becoming the first Canadian ladies' single skater to land on the podium at Four Continents since 2009, when Joannie Rochette also obtained silver.

In March, Daleman won the bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The same month, she was found to have two abdominal cysts, one of which ruptured.[23] She was treated before Worlds but later had more problems and underwent surgery on May 20, 2017.[23][24][11]

2017–2018 season: Pyeongchang Olympics[edit]

Daleman at the 2018 Winter Olympics

In early November, Daleman finished sixth at the 2017 Cup of China after winning the short program and placing seventh in the free skate. She competed with a kidney infection in China and a viral infection at the 2017 Skate America later the same month.[12] She had the same final placement at the 2017 Skate America after placing third in the short and eighth in the free.

Competing with pneumonia, Daleman placed first at the 2018 Canadian Championships in January.[25] She competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where she helped Canada win the gold medal in the team event. In the individual event, Daleman placed seventh in the short program. Daleman's free skate proved difficult, characterized by The Toronto Star as "a shambles" that featured "three falls, two over-rotations, a doubled-down triple" and "an agonizingly slow camel spin." She placed nineteenth in the free skate, dropping to fifteenth place overall.[26]

Daleman finished her season at the World Championships in Milan. She placed sixth in the short program, which she viewed as a redemptive skate following her trouble in Pyeongchang. However, she then injured her ankle on the morning of the free skate, where she struggled and placed eighth, leading to a seventh place finish in the event.[27]

2018–2019 season[edit]

Daleman fell and hit her head during training prior to her first event of the season, the 2018 CS U.S. International Classic; she did not report the incident, believing that she was not injured.[8] She finished sixth at the event. After returning to Toronto, she developed a series of health problems – including pneumonia, strep throat, anxiety, depression, a severe headache, and blurry vision – then collapsed and lost consciousness for a few seconds while at home; a doctor attributed this fall to a concussion, which most likely occurred when she hit her head before the U.S. competition.[8]

On October 12, 2018, Skate Canada announced that Daleman had withdrawn from the 2018 Skate Canada International and taken a break from training to focus on her mental health.[28] She subsequently withdrew as well from her second Grand Prix assignment, the 2018 NHK Trophy.[29] On December 24, 2018, she announced that she intended to defend her national title at the 2019 Canadian Championships.[30]

Returning to competition, Daleman placed first in the short program at the Canadian Championships, declining to speak to the media until the event was over in order to manage her mental health.[31] She fared poorly in the free program, placing eighth, and finishing in fifth place overall, her lowest ever result at senior nationals. Speaking afterward, Daleman called the performance "honestly crap." She went on to say that while "it was a victory to be out here and actually have the courage to put myself out here", "but definitely this is going to take me a few steps back to where I was, because I was building up confidence. This is going to set me back a bit, but this is a long journey ahead of me."[32]

On February 22, Skate Canada named Daleman to the Canadian team for the 2019 World Championships in Saitama.[33] Daleman placed eleventh in the short program, skating cleanly but for a slightly negative Grade of Execution on her triple Lutz. In the free skate she placed twelfth, but remained in eleventh place overall. This result combined with that of Alaine Chartrand preserved Canada's second spot for the 2020 World Championships to be held in Montreal. Daleman commented afterward that despite multiple jump errors in the free skate she was pleased with how the event had gone, saying "I had the worst two years of my life and to be here and get a top-12 finish means the world to me."[34]

Programs[edit]

Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[7]
2017–2018
[35][36][37]




2016–2017
[42]


2015–2016
[44]
2014–2015
[16][45]
2013–2014
[46][47]
2012–2013
[48]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Daleman (left) with Mai Mihara (center) and Mirai Nagasu (right) at the 2017 Four Continents podium

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[49]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 17th 15th
Worlds 13th 21st 9th 3rd 7th 11th
Four Continents 7th WD 2nd
GP Cup of China 5th 6th
GP France 6th 4th
GP NHK Trophy 6th WD
GP Skate America 4th 6th
GP Skate Canada 5th WD
CS Autumn Classic 1st
CS Finlandia Trophy 6th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
CS Ondrej Nepela 4th
CS U.S. Classic 6th
International: Junior[49]
Junior Worlds 6th
JGP Austria 6th
JGP Estonia 4th
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Poland 3rd
Int. Challenge Cup 2nd
National[50]
Canadian Champ. 1st J 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 5th
SC Challenge 3rd J 3rd 1st
GTSA Summer Skate 1st
Team events
Olympics 1st T
3rd P
World Team Trophy 2nd T
11th P
4th T
8th P
4th T
4th P
Team Challenge Cup 1st T
8th P
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 18–24, 2019 2019 World Championships 11
69.19
12
123.48
11
192.67
January 14–20, 2019 2019 Canadian Championships 1
70.18
8
96.74
5
166.92
November 9–11, 2018 2018 NHK Trophy WD WD WD
October 26–28, 2018 2018 Skate Canada International WD WD WD
September 12–16, 2018 2018 CS U.S. International Classic 3
63.28
7
105.87
6
169.15
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 21–23, 2018 2018 World Championships 6
71.61
8
125.11
7
196.72
February 14–23, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (ladies' singles) 7
68.90
19
103.56
15
172.46
February 9–12, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 3
137.14
1T
January 8–14, 2018 2018 Canadian Championships 1
77.88
1
151.90
1
229.78
November 24–26, 2017 2017 Skate America 3
68.08
8
121.06
6
189.14
November 3–5, 2017 2017 Cup of China 1
70.65
7
126.18
6
196.83
October 6–8, 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 5
60.72
7
114.11
6
174.83
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 4
71.74
4
142.41
4T/4P
214.15
March 29 – April 2, 2017 2017 World Championships 3
72.19
3
141.33
3
213.52
February 15–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 1
68.25
3
128.66
2
196.91
January 16–22, 2017 2017 Canadian Championships 2
75.04
2
136.05
2
211.09
November 11–13, 2016 2016 Trophée de France 2
72.70
6
119.40
4
192.10
October 21–23, 2016 2016 Skate America 4
64.49
4
122.14
4
186.63
September 22–24, 2016 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 3
60.15
3
115.25
3
175.40
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 22–24, 2016 2016 Team Challenge Cup 5
68.45
8
115.93
1T/8P
March 28 – April 3, 2016 2016 World Championships 8
67.38
9
128.30
9
195.68
January 18–24, 2016 2016 Canadian Championships 3
64.44
1
133.55
2
197.99
November 13–15, 2015 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard 6
55.35
6
October 30 – November 1, 2015 2015 Skate Canada International 8
54.13
3
116.20
5
170.33
October 1–3, 2015 2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 4
60.76
4
110.96
4
171.72
2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 16–19, 2015 2015 World Team Trophy 8
57.59
8
98.87
4T/8P
156.46
March 23–29, 2015 2015 World Championships 21
48.13
20
85.44
21
133.57
February 9–15, 2015 2015 Four Continents Championships 8
55.25
6
111.84
7
167.09
January 19–25, 2015 2015 Canadian Championships 1
62.91
2
123.11
1
186.02
November 28–30, 2014 2014 NHK Trophy 7
53.46
6
111.28
6
164.74
November 7–9, 2014 2014 Cup of China 4
58.49
5
102.77
5
161.26
October 15–16, 2014 2014 CS Autumn Classic 1
59.38
2
106.21
1
165.59
2013–14 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 24–30, 2014 2014 World Championships 14
55.72
11
109.06
13
164.78
February 6–22, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 19
52.61
16
95.83
17
148.44
January 9–15, 2014 2014 Canadian Championships 3
58.38
2
124.09
2
182.47

Junior level[edit]

At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
October 9–12, 2013 2013 JGP Estonia Junior 5
51.62
4
96.27
4
147.89
September 18–21, 2013 2013 JGP Poland Junior 5
46.77
3
101.52
3
148.29
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
April 11–14, 2013 2013 World Team Trophy Senior 12
48.82
11
92.00
2T/11P
140.82
February 25 – March 3, 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 8
50.70
6
98.69
6
149.39
January 13–20, 2013 2013 Canadian Championships Senior 5
51.80
2
112.10
2
163.90
October 10–13, 2012 2012 JGP Germany Junior 4
52.00
6
86.33
5
138.33
September 12–15, 2012 2012 JGP Austria Junior 7
48.55
5
91.22
6
139.77
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 8–11, 2012 2012 International Challenge Cup Junior 3
47.06
2
85.42
2
132.48
January 16–22, 2012 2012 Canadian Junior Championships Junior 1
47.59
1
82.98
1
130.57
  • ISU Personal best highlighted in bold.

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External links[edit]

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