Charlie Beatty and Chloe Fediuk named Canadian flag bearers for 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games

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According to Evelyn Watta of olympics.com on Thursday, curler Chloe Fediuk of Edmonton, Alberta, and freestyle skier Charlie Beatty of Horseshoe Valley, Ontario have been named the flag bearers for Team Canada in the opening ceremonies of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, South Korea. The multi-sporting event which consists of athletes aged 14 to 18, begins on Friday.

Fediuk will be playing third for Team Canada in the mixed team event in curling, alongside skip Nathan Gray of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, second Owain Fisher of North River, Nova Scotia, and lead Allie Iskiw of Edmonton. Fediuk is one of two curlers who have significant roles for Team Canada at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The other is Lisa Weagle of Ottawa, Ontario, who is the Chef de Mission.

Beatty’s most significant accomplishment to date was winning the gold medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the 2023 World Junior Freestyle Skiing Championships in Cardrona, New Zealand on August 29. He also won a gold medal in a Nor-Am Cup in Copper Mountain, Colorado on January 24, 2023.

Meanwhile, two Canadian athlete role models have been announced for the Winter Youth Olympic Games as well. They are mogulist Brenden Kelly of New Westminster, British Columbia, and snowboarder Tess Critchlow of Prince George, British Columbia.

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