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Two Burnaby speed skaters headed to 2023 Canada Winter Games

Gabrielle Oetomo and Nora Wagner will be representing Team B.C. in P.E.I.
Nora Wager (left) and Gabrielle Oetomo (right) have qualified for Team B.C. and will compete at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in P.E.I. in February.

Two Burnaby speed skaters are heading to Prince Edward Island next month. 

Gabrielle Oetomo and Nora Wagner, both members of the Burnaby Speed Skating Club, are set to represent Team B.C. at the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

They qualified to skate at the national competition following trials in Richmond last December. 

Oetomo fell during the start of her 1,000m heat, but overcame a lap deficit to finish second in the race and earn the number of points necessary to make the provincial squad.

Wagner also fell in her 1,500m race, which meant she needed to have a strong finish in the 3,000m to qualify. 

She was able to finish second in the final, which was enough for her to join her teammate on Team B.C.

Calla Haaheim of Kelowna, Kierana Laut of Port Coquitlam and Charlotte Sernoski of Vancouver round out B.C.'s five female short track athletes. 

Manuela Escobar Ballen of Richmond and Caroline Dong of Port Coquitlam were selected as alternates. 

The 2023 Canada Winter Games in P.E.I. will take place from Feb. 18 to March 5, 2023. 


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