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17 Awesome Canadian Women You Need to Follow on Instagram During the Olympics

17 Awesome Canadian Women You Need to Follow on Instagram During the Olympics

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17 Awesome Canadian Women You Need to Follow on Instagram During the Olympics

Follow the PyeongChang Olympics with some behind-the-scenes looks at the games.

1. Tessa Virtue (@tessavirtue17)

 

 

First official practice βœ”οΈ #pyeongchang2018 #VirtueMoir #XX #teamcanada

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Hometown: London, Ontario
Sport: Figure Skating

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir came out of a two-year hiatus with one of their best seasons ever for 2016-17, winning their third world title. After winning gold in Vancouver and silver in Sochi, the pair—who are also carrying the Canadian flag at this year's opening ceremonies—have their sights set on the podium for a third time.

 

2. Justine Dufour-Lapointe (@justinedufourlapointe)

 

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Sport: Freestyle Skiing - Mogul

Justine and her sister Chloé made history in Sochi when they won both finished on the podium in their moguls event, becoming the third set of sisters to win gold and silver at the same Winter Olympic event. Maybe a little (loving) sibling rivalry will give them the competitive edge once again.

 

3. Natalie Spooner (@natspooner5)

 

Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario
Sport: Ice Hockey

After winning her first Olympic gold medal in Sochi, 27-year-old Spooner is back on the women's hockey team repping Scarborough in Canada's national sport.

 

4. Yuki Tsubota (@yuki_tsubota)

 

Hometown: Whistler, B.C.
Sport: Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle

At her first Olympics in Sochi, Tsubota crashed during the finals and suffered a concussion and fractured cheekbone. That didn't stop the now 24-year-old athlete though: she was back on the slopes a week after surgery and is back for PyeongChang.

 

5. Kaillie Humphries (@kailliehumphries)

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Sport: Bobsleigh

 

 

Onezies just for funzies @teamcanada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦β€οΈ #olympics

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We'll be watching record-breaking Kallie Humphries (she's won back-to-back gold medals) this year to see if lightning can strike a third time for the speedy bobsleigh pilot.

 

6. Rachel Homan (@team_homan)

 

 

πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ”œ πŸ‡°πŸ‡· #pyeongchang2018

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Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Sport: Curling

Rachel Homan makes her Olympic debut after leading her curling team to gold during the 2017 world championship—Canada's first win at the competition since 2008.

 

7. Gabrielle Daleman (@gabby_daleman)

 

 

The calm before the storm #roadtopyeongchang

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Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario
Sport: Figure Skating

When Gabrielle Daleman made her Olympic debut in Sochi at 16, she was the youngest member of Team Canada. Now 20 years old, the skater is fresh off a bronze medal win at the 2017 World Championships.

 

8. Sarah Nurse (@nursey16)

 

 

It just got real 🍁 #PyeongChang2018

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Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Sport: Ice Hockey

Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Nurse is no stranger to gold: she was part of Team Canada's winning under-18 team in 2018. PyeongChang marks her Olympic debut.

 

9. Elizabeth Hosking (@elizabethhosking)

 

Hometown: Longueuil, Quebec
Sport: Snowboard

Elizabeth Hosking knew she wanted to win an Olympic medal when she was just 10 years old. Now 16, the snowboarder will see if she can make her dreams a reality at her first Olympics.

 

10. Alex Gough (@agough87)

 

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Sport: Luge

Competing in her fourth Olympics, Alex Gough is a Canadian luge veteran. After finishing fourth in Sochi, the closet she's ever come to the Olympic podium, we're crossing our fingers that Gough can finally win that Olympic medal. 

 

11. Dahria Beatty (@dahriabeatty)

 

Hometown: Whitehorse, Yukon
Sport: Cross-country Skiing

Daharia Beatty has been competing internationally since 2009-10, helping Canada's women's relay team reach their best result at the world championships since 2001. PyeongChang is her first Olympic competition.

 

12. Valérie Maltais (@vale077)

 

Hometown: Saguenay, Quebec
Sport: Short-track Speed Skating

PyeongChang marks Valérie Maltais' third Olympics. The 27-year-old, who started speed skating in 1996, won a silver medal as a member of the 3000m relay team in Sochi.

 

13. Phylicia George (@phyliciageorge)

 

Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Sport: Bobsleigh

Olympic enthusiasts may recognize Phylicia George as a member of Canada's track and field team. This year, the 30-year-old athlete makes her Winter Games debut, competing with Kaillie Humphries as a bobsledder.

 

14. Marie-Philip Poulin (@pou29)

 

Hometown: Beauceville, Quebec
Sport: Ice Hockey

Hockey fans will be keeping a close eye on Marie-Philip Poulin during the PyeongChang games. The 26-year-old was Canada's leading scorer in Sochi—which include the overtime gold-medal winner against the U.S.

 

15. Jane Channell (@j.channell)

 

Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C.
Sport: Skeleton

Jane Channell makes her Olympic debut at PyeongChang after years of competing. The 29-year-old immediately knew she had to try the sport when her grandfather, who she was watching the event with in 2002, turned to her and said, "They're crazy."

 

16. Caylnn Irwin (@caleventures)

 

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Sport: Snowboard

Calynn Irwin has been competing internationally since she was just 16 years old. The 28-year-old, who actually comes from a skiing family, is another athlete making her Olympic debut this year.

 

17. Dara Howell (@darahowell)

 

Hometown: Huntsville, Ontario
Sport: Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle

Twenty-three-year-old Dara Howell wore skis for the first time at 18 months old. After winning gold in Sochi, she took a break from the sport, but we're excited she's back and ready to compete in PyeongChang.

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