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Gabrielle Daleman won't skate for Canada at NHK Trophy Grand Prix

Canada's Gabrielle Daleman has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy Grand Prix in Japan after the world figure skating bronze medallist announced earlier this month she was taking a break from training to focus on her mental health.

World bronze medallist on break from training to focus on her mental health

Canadian figure skater Gabrielle Daleman has withdrawn from her second Grand Prix this season, the NHK Trophy next month in Japan. (Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images/File)

Canada's Gabrielle Daleman has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy Grand Prix in Japan.

Earlier this month, the world figure skating bronze medallist pulled out of Skate Canada International this past weekend, announcing she was taking a break from training to focus on her mental health.

Daleman, who trains in Toronto with coaches Brian Orser and Lee Barkell, was a member of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2018 Olympics. She's the reigning Canadian champion and was third at the 2017 world championships.

The 20-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., was among the Canadian skaters who won gold in the team event at the Olympics this past February in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Several Canadians have taken either the Grand Prix circuit or the entire post-Olympic season off. Among them, world champion Kaetlyn Osmond is taking a year off from competition. And ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje aren't competing on the Grand Prix circuit.

The NHK Trophy runs Nov. 9-11.

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