Gabrielle "Gabby" Daleman (born January 13, 1998) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2018 Winter Olympic gold medalist in the team event, the 2017 Worlds bronze medalist, the 2017 Four Continents silver medalist, a two-time Canadian champion (2015 & 2018), the 2012 Canadian Junior champion, the 2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic champion, and the 2016 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist.
Personal Life Edit
Daleman's younger brother, Zachary, is figure skater who has competed nationally on the junior level.
Daleman's hobbies include photography, music, hip hop dancing, working out, drawing, yoga, running, watching movies, and spending time with her brother. She admires Joannie Rochette, and became inspired after watching her perform at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Early Life Edit
Daleman began figure skating at the age of four. She was severely bullied during school years, and sought solace in figure skating. While proficient in math, she was taunted for her reading and writing struggles stemming from dyslexia. Having trained in gymnastics, she was criticized for her muscular physique. She soon developed a long-standing eating disorder, which began when she was 10-12 years of age, and ended when she was 16.
2012-13 Season Edit
Daleman debuted on the Junior Grand Prix series at 2012 JGP Austria. During the short program, all jumps were completed free of major error. GOE scores were low, however, and she was in seventh place after the short program. She placed fifth in the freeskate, having fallen once, and sixth place overall.
Daleman's second Junior Grand Prix assignment was at 2012 JGP Germany, where she placed fifth overall. A fall in the short program situated her in fourth place, having received the second highest program component score. The freeskate proved more challenging after she fell three times and placed in sixth.
Later that season, Daleman received the silver medal at 2013 Canadian Championships, competing as a senior. As a result, she qualified for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milano, Italy, being too young for the 2013 World Championships by over five months.
Daleman was situated in eighth place in the short program at 2013 World Junior Championships. While this program was free of major error, again, she received low GOE scores and was penalized for an underrotated jump. Like the short program, the freeskate was also clean, and she was in sixth place in the freeskate and overall.
2013-14 Season Edit
Daleman received her first Junior Grand Prix medal, the bronze, at 2013 JGP Poland. Two falls and a downgraded jump put her in fifth place after the freeskate. During the freeskate, she fell once, but was able to finish on the podium after an otherwise clean performance.
2013 JGP Estonia was Daleman's final junior competition. She finished the short program in fifth place after a popped jump, and received fourth place in the freeskate and overall after an underrotated and a downgraded jump.
Daleman secured a berth to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, after receiving her second silver medal at 2014 Canadian Championships. At 16 years of age, he was the youngest Olympic Canadian athlete competing at Sochi.
Both portions of the ladies' team team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics were assigned to teammate Kaetlyn Osmond. In the individual ladies' short program, Daleman was situated in nineteenth place, having been penalized for a downgraded jump. She placed sixteenth in the freeskate after popping a jump, and receiving a downgrade and underrotation. This put her in seventeenth place overall. Around this time, she developed a stress fracture precursor, and later, plantar fasciitis in her right foot.
Daleman competed at 2014 World Championships, where she placed thirteenth. She lost two points due to an edge call, and was situated in fourteenth place. During the freeskate, where she placed eleventh, she fell one and received two underrotations.
2014-15 Season Edit
Daleman's first Grand Prix assignment was 2015 Cup of China. She was situated in fourth place in the short program. With a clean performance, she received the third highest technical score. She later received fifth place in the freeskate and overall after missing a jump and popping another.
Daleman's second Grand Prix event was the 2014 NHK Trophy, which was held in Osaka, Japan. Despite a clean short program, she received low GOEs, and was situated in seventh place. She later placed sixth place in the freeskate and overall after having a downgraded jump.
Later that season, Daleman won the 2015 Canadian Championships. She subsequently qualified for the 2015 Four Continents Championships and 2015 World Championships, which were held in Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, China respectively.
Daleman finished in seventh place at the 2015 Four Continents Championships. She placed eighth in the short program and sixth in the freeskate, having popped a jump in both performances.
Daleman finished in twenty-first place in the short program and overall, and twentieth place in the freeskate at 2015 World Championships. She was held back by an underrotation and downgrade in the short program, and two underrotations and a missed jump in the freeskate.
Shortly after, Daleman began receiving coaching with Lee Barkell, Brian Orser, and Tracy Wilson.
2015-16 Season Edit
During this season, Daleman adjusted her training to improve the quality of her jumps, and began visiting an athletic mental performance consultant more frequently. She worked with Lori Nichol and Lee and Tracy Wilson to improve her artistry.
Daleman's first Grand Prix event of this season was 2015 Skate Canada. Having a downgraded jump, she placed eighth in the short program. She placed third in the freeskate and fifth overall, having one underrotated jump.
Daleman's second Grand Prix event was 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard in Bordeaux, France. She placed sixth in the short program, having one downgraded jump. The freeskate was cancelled due to terrorist attacks in Paris, which occurred shortly after the short program had concluded.
Daleman's qualified for 2016 Four Continents Championships and 2016 World Championships after placing second at 2016 Canadian Championships. Daleman later withdrew from 2016 Four Continents Championships as a precautionary measure after experiencing arthritis and tendinitis in her right foot.
Daleman placed in eighth place after the short program at 2016 World Championships in Boston, USA. She placed ninth in the freeskate and overall. None of her jumps were underrotated, and her GOE scores had shown improvement. She received personal bests in the short, free, and overall scores.
2016-17 Season Edit
Daleman's first competition of this season was 2016 Skate America, where she placed fourth in the short program, freeskate, and overall. One of her jumps in the short was downgraded, and she fell, missed a jump, and popped another in the freeskate. She was ranked third in the short program and second in the freeskate in her technical scores.
Daleman's second Grand Prix event of the season was 2016 Trophée de France, where she placed fourth. She was in second place after the freeskate, but dropped to sixth place in the free after falling, popping a jump, and missing another. She was ranked second in the short and third in the freeskate in regards to program component scores.
Daleman received her fourth national silver medal at 2017 Canadian Championships. She qualified for the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, and the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
She led the short program by at 2017 Four Continents Championships 0.04 points. The freeskate, however, was challenging, and she singled a jump and missed another. Despite this, she managed to place third in the freeskate and second overall, earning her first ISU Championships medal.
Daleman's results at 2017 World Championships was another breakthrough in her career, earning the bronze after placing third in the short program, freeskate, and overall. With teammate Kaetlyn Osmond, who was the silver medalist, this became the first time the ladies' podium at Worlds was occupied by two Canadian women, and the first time since 2009 that a Canadian woman had medaled at Worlds in the ladies' event.
Shortly prior to 2017 World Championships, it was discovered Daleman had two abdominal cysts, one of which was ruptured. At the time, however, the doctors failed to notice a developing E-coli infection. Her condition worsened, and in an emergency operation, her cysts were surgically removed on May 20, 2017.
2017-18 Season Edit
Daleman's first Grand Prix event of this season was 2017 Cup of China, where she competed with a kidney infection. She led the short program by 0.12 points. She placed seventh place in the freeskate, and sixth place overall, and having ten planned jumps in the program instead of eleven, was at a technical disadvantage.
Daleman's second Grand Prix event was 2017 Skate America, where she competed with a viral infection. She was third place in the short program, a mere 2.64 points away from the lead. She dropped to eighth place in the free and sixth place overall after singling a jump and missing another.
Daleman's freeskate set to Gladiator was reverted to the previous season's Rhapsody in Blue prior to the 2018 Canadian Championships, which she won. Competing with pneumonia and strep throat, she qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and 2018 World Championships.
ISU Results Edit
(Season bests highlighted in bold)
|March 18 - 24||2019 World Championships|| 11|
|September 13 - 15||2018 US Classic|| 3|
|March 19 - 25||2018 World Championships|| 6|
|February 9 - 23||2018 Winter Olympics (Individual Event)|| 7|
|2018 Winter Olympics (Team Event)||N/A|| 3|
|November 24 - 26||2017 Skate America|| 3|
|November 3 - 5||2017 Cup of China|| 1|
|October 6 - 8||2017 Finlandia Trophy|| 5|
|April 20 - 23||2017 World Team Trophy|| 4|
|March 27 - April 2||2017 World Championships|| 3|
|February 14 - 19||2017 Four Continents Championships|| 1|
|November 11 - 13||2016 Trophée de France|| 2|
|October 21 - 23||2016 Skate America|| 4|
|September 22 - 24||2016 Nebelhorn Trophy|| 3|
|March 26 - April 3||2016 World Championships|| 8|
|November 13 - 15||2015 Trophée Éric Bompard|| 6|
|October 30 - November 1||2015 Skate Canada|| 8|
|September 30 - October 4||2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy|| 4|
|April 16 - 19||2015 World Team Trophy|| 8|
|March 23 - 29||2015 World Championships|| 21|
|February 9 - 15||2015 Four Continents Championships|| 8|
|November 28 - 30||2014 NHK Trophy|| 7|
|November 7 - 9||2014 Cup of China|| 4|
|October 14 - 17||2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic|| 1|
|March 24 - 30||2014 World Championships||Senior|| 14|
|February 6 - 22||2014 Winter Olympics||Senior|| 19|
|October 9 - 13||2013 JGP Estonia||Junior|| 5|
|September 18 - 22||2013 JGP Poland||Junior|| 5|
|April 11 - 14||2013 World Team Trophy||Senior|| 12|
|February 25 - March 3||2013 World Junior Championships||Junior|| 8|
|October 10 - 13||2012 JGP Germany||Junior|| 4|
|September 12 - 15||2012 JGP Austria||Junior|| 7|
|March 8 - 11||2012 International Challenge Cup||Junior|| 3|
Medal Record Edit
(In chronological order)
|Gold||2018 Winter Olympics (Team Event)||2017-18||Senior|
|Gold||2018 Canadian Championships||2017-18||Senior|
|Bronze||2017 World Championships||2016-17||Senior|
|Silver||2017 Four Continents Championships||2016-17||Senior|
|Silver||2017 Canadian Championships||2016-17||Senior|
|Bronze||2016 Nebelhorn Trophy||2016-17||Senior|
|Gold||2016 Team Challenge Cup||2015-16||Senior|
|Silver||2016 Canadian Championships||2015-16||Senior|
|Gold||2015 Skate Canada Challenge||2015-16||Senior|
|Gold||2015 Canadian Championships||2014-15||Senior|
|Gold||2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic||2014-15||Senior|
|Silver||2014 Canadian Championships||2013-14||Senior|
|Silver||2013 Skate Canada Challenge||2013-14||Senior|
|Bronze||2013 JGP Poland||2013-14||Junior|
|Silver||2013 World Team Trophy||2012-13||Senior|
|Silver||2013 Canadian Championships||2012-13||Senior|
|Bronze||2012 Skate Canada Challenge||2012-13||Senior|
|Silver||2012 International Challenge Cup||2011-12||Junior|
|Gold||2012 Canadian Championships||2011-12||Junior|
Small Medal Record Edit
(Only awarded at ISU Championships)
|Bronze||2017 World Championships||2016-17||Freeskate||Senior|
|Bronze||2017 World Championships||2016-17||Short Program||Senior|
|Bronze||2017 Four Continents Championships||2016-17||Freeskate||Senior|
|Gold||2017 Four Continents Championships||2016-17||Short Program||Senior|
Social Media Edit
Facebook: Gabrielle Daleman
Vine: Gabby Daleman