Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulates Kristina Groves on Olympic Silver Medal
February 21, 2021
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today congratulated Kristina Groves, whose exceptional performance today in the women’s 1,500-metre long track speed skating event was rewarded with a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

“I would like to congratulate Kristina Groves on winning a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games,” said the Prime Minister.  “Across the country, we watched as you competed, and our hearts filled with pride as you won a place on the Olympic podium.”

Ms. Groves was born in Ottawa and resides in Calgary. This is her fourth Olympic medal and her second in these Games, having won bronze in the 3,000 metres.  She has also won 13 medals at the World Single Distance Championships, and was the 2008 3,000-metre World Champion.
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games are being held from February 12 to 28.  Canada will be represented by more than 200 athletes who will compete in a 15-sport competition schedule at nine venues in Vancouver, Richmond and Whistler. More than 5,500 athletes, coaches and team officials from more than 80 countries are participating in these Olympic Games.

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