Coming off her first season as a member of the national team, Larkyn Austman captured bronze at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships to earn a spot on the Canadian figure skating team for PyeongChang 2018.

The 2013 junior women’s champion has followed in the footsteps of her mother, a competitive skater and former national novice champion herself.

The 19-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C. finished fourth at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships to earn a spot on the national team and followed that up with a bronze at the Challenge Cup in the Netherlands, her first senior international competition.

Austman was also a flower retriever at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and had an up close and personal view of Joannie Rochette’s unforgettable bronze medal performance.  She names Rochette and three-time Canadian champion Kaetlyn Osmond as her role models.