Kamloops This Week
Canada’s top 10 short-track speed skaters have been nominated by Speed Skating Canada to vie for a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Among the five females is Jessica Hewitt of Kamloops.
Hewitt and the other nine skaters nominated will now compete in four remaining International Skating Union World Cup events this season, the last two of which are Olympic qualifiers, in which Canada’s nominated athletes will contend for Olympic placements in the 500-metre, 1,000-metre and 1,500-metre events in Sochi.
Up to three spots in each distance are up for grabs. Only the top eight teams will qualify to race in Sochi.
The Sochi Olympics will take place Feb. 7 – 23.