Road To The Olympic Games

Gabrielle Daleman out of Skate Canada, taking break for mental health

World figure skating bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman is taking a break from training to focus on her mental health.

Newmarket, Ont., skater won bronze at last year's world championships

Canadian figure skater Gabrielle Daleman announced Friday she is taking a break from competition. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press)

World figure skating bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman is taking a break from training to focus on her mental health.

The 20-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., has withdrawn from Skate Canada International later this month in Laval, Que. Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., has also withdrawn from Skate Canada with an injury.

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.

Austman is still recovering from a left foot sprain that she sustained in September.

Veronik Mallet of Sept-Iles, Que., and Alicia Pineault of Varennes, Que., have been added to the Canadian team roster for Skate Canada, Oct. 25-28 at Place Bell.

Broadcast Partners

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.