Denny Morrison and his wife qualify for Pyeongchang Olympics
It’s the ultimate showcase of determination, hard work and courage.
3-time-olympian Denny Morrison is headed to Pyeongchang.
Canada unveiled their Olympic speed skating team today in Calgary and Morrison was named to the 1500 metre squad.
He won gold in Vancouver 8-years ago in the team sprint event.
Morrison earned his first individual Olympic medals in Sochi capturing silver in the 1000 metre relay and bronze in the men's 1500 metre.
He also won a bronze in Turin in 2006.
After suffering a fractured femur in May 2015 and a stroke in Utah a year later, Morrison wasn't sure if he would be able to qualify for another Olympic tournament, but in an exclusive interview with CJDC he says he never gave up.
"Never give up on your dreams and that's easy enough to say but hard to actually do,” says the Fort St. John speed skater, “Get those moments where adversity stands in the way of the comeback and keep fighting."
His wife Josie also qualified for her first games and Morrison is excited to represent the nation with his best friend at his side.
"I have to say I was more nervous than more excited for my wife and to see the excitement and joy she had for making her first Olympics,” says Morrison. “The amount of energy in the room and it's a just a cool thing to be able to share together."
It will be his 4th Olympic games. The Olympics begin in February.