Austman at 2017 Skate Canada International
|Born||February 22, 1998|
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
|Home town||Coquitlam, British Columbia|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Coach||Zdeněk Pazdírek, Liz Putnam|
|Former coach||Heather Austman, Eileen Murphy, Kevin Bursey|
|Skating club||Coquitlam SC|
|Training locations||Coquitlam, B.C.|
|ISU personal best scores|
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
2018 Winter Olympics
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Larkyn Austman (born February 22, 1998) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2017 International Challenge Cup bronze medalist and the 2018 Canadian national bronze medalist. She represented Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships, the 2018 World Championships and 2018 Winter Olympics.
Larkyn Austman was born February 22, 1998, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Her parents, Heather and Leonard, both competed in figure skating, and her older brother, Connor, played ice hockey. Her mother, formerly Heather Anderson, won the Canadian national novice ladies' title in 1974.
Austman began learning to skate in 2000. She was a flower retriever at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She won silver competing on the novice level at the 2012 Canadian Championships and gold as a junior at the 2013 Canadian Championships.
In 2013, due to boot problems, Austman developed tendinitis in both of her Achilles tendons, causing her to miss part of the 2013–2014 season. In October, she debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series, finishing eighth in Tallinn, Estonia. In January, making her senior debut, she placed tenth at the 2014 Canadian Championships.
In March, Austman competed at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ranked 18th in the short program, she qualified to the free skate and finished 16th overall. She was coached by Heather Austman and Eileen Murphy in Richmond and Coquitlam, British Columbia.
2014–2015 and 2015–2016 seasons
In 2014, Austman spent three months training in Colorado Springs, Colorado under Christy Krall. In August, she placed tenth at her 2014 Junior Grand Prix assignment in France. She quit skating in December but started to reconsider in March 2015.
Coached by Zdeněk Pazdírek in Coquitlam, Austman made her senior international debut in late September at the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, a Challenger Series competition where she placed 12th. Ranked fifth in the short and fourth in the free, she finished fourth at the 2017 Canadian Championships, thus making the national team. In February 2017, she won her first international medal, bronze at the International Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.
In addition to training in British Columbia, Austman trained in Edmonton during the summer and in Colorado Springs, Colorado for five weeks during the winter. She crowdfunded to cover her expenses and received financial aid of $30,000 from Horatio Kemeney.
In January, Austman won the bronze medal at the 2018 Canadian Championships. The following day, she was named in Canada's 2018 Olympic and 2018 World teams. In February, she competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Ranked 25th in the short program, she missed qualifying for the final segment by one spot. She had the same result at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP Skate Canada||12th||WD|
|CS Autumn Classic||12th||WD|
|CS Ondrej Nepela||12th|
|Canadian Champ.||2nd N||1st J||10th||6th||4th||3rd|
| Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior |
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
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