Gilmore Junio

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Gilmore Junio
Personal information
Born (1990-08-06) August 6, 1990 (age 28)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Country Canada
SportSpeed skating

Gilmore Junio (born August 6, 1990) is a Canadian speedskater from Calgary. He competes primarily in the short distances of 500 m and 1000 m. Junio qualified to compete at the 2014 Olympic Games as part of the Canadian team.


Junio won his first ISU World Cup event when he tied for the victory at the event in Salt Lake City during the 2013–14 season.[2] He qualified for both the 500 m and 1,000 m at the 2014 Winter Olympics. After finishing in 10th place in the 500 m, Junio gave up his spot to Canadian teammate Denny Morrison who went on to win the silver medal in the 1,000 m. After the race he said "I called it, so it feels good to be a prophet. A lot of kudos goes to this guy [Morrison] because he made it happen."[3] Following his victory, Morrison started an on-line drive to nominate Gilmore as Canada's flag bearer at the closing ceremonies. Junio was awarded an honourary crowd-funded bronze medal by the Canadian public for his actions.[4][5]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

Junio qualified to compete for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Canada Olympic Team profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Gilmore Junio wins speed skating gold in Salt Lake City". CBC Sports. November 15, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Dean Campbell (February 12, 2014). "Should Gilmore Junio be Canada's closing ceremony flag-bearer?". CBC Sports.
  4. ^ "Gilmore Junio wants to be more than the guy who surrendered Olympic spot - CBC Sports". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Gilmore Junio awarded crowd-funded medal for selfless gesture in Sochi". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Harrison, Doug (January 10, 2018). "Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ivanie Blondin front Canada's Olympic long track team". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Spencer, Donna (January 10, 2018). "Speed skater Denny Morrison and 'guardian angel' wife both headed to Olympics". Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Press. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Canadian long track speed skating team named for PyeongChang 2018". Speed Skating Canada. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.

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