Jamie Macdonald (214) holding off a Quebec skater on way to winning 500 metres B Final.

Fort St. James skater makes international competition

Speed skater Jamie Macdonald has qualified for the 2013 FISU (International University Sports Federation) World Games in Trentino, Italy.

Fort St. James speed skater Jamie Macdonald has qualified for the 2013 FISU (International University Sports Federation) World Games in Trentino, Italy.

Canada is sending five female and five male athletes to compete in the Short Track Speed Skating Competition, and Jamie Macdonald will be one of the athletes there representing Canada.

The Short Track Speed Skaters compete Dec. 16-20.

Jamie has been speed skating for the past 13 years and trained under local coach Keith Gordon.  In her young career she has won a number of provincial and national titles.  This is her first time on the international stage.

Jamie spent three-quarters of her grade 12 year training at the Calgary Olympic Oval and after graduating she moved to Calgary to train full-time.

Jamie attended the National Team Qualifier and FISU Games Trials Nov. 16-18, 2013 in Montreal. She entered the meet ranked 12th and finished ranked fifth.

Nov. 20, 2013 she was told she had been chosen to represent Canada in the FISU games.

 

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