TORONTO — Veteran Jasey-Jay Anderson was among 13 snowboarders named Thursday to Canada’s Olympic team for the Pyeongchang Games.
The 42-year-old from Mont-Tremblant, Que., will be competing in his sixth Olympics. He won gold in men’s parallel giant slalom at the Vancouver Games in 2010.
Anderson made his Olympic debut at Nagano in 1998 when snowboarding first appeared at a Winter Games. He’ll be the first Canadian to compete at six different Winter Games, the COC and Snowboard Canada said in a release.
Darren Gardner of Burlington, Ont., will also represent Canada in parallel giant slalom.
The snowboardcross roster includes Baptiste Brochu of Saguenay, Que., Kevin Hill of Vernon, B.C., Calgary’s Chris Robanske, Carle Brenneman of Comox, B.C., Zoe Bergermann of Erin, Ont., Tess Critchlow of Kelowna, B.C., and Meryeta O’Dine of Prince George, B.C.
In halfpipe, 16-year-old Elizabeth Hosking of Longueuil, Que., was named to the team. She’ll be the youngest athlete on the entire Canadian team in Pyeongchang.
Derek Livingston of Aurora, Ont., Mercedes Nicoll of Whistler, B.C., and Toronto’s Carlynn Irwin will also compete in halfpipe.
The athletes were selected based on their performances in World Cup and world championship events between July 1, 2016 and Jan. 21, 2018.
Seven other snowboarders — in slopestyle and big air — were named to the Olympic team Jan. 9, including Olympic bronze medallist Mark McMorris of Regina.
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