Brittany Schussler retires from speedskating

Winnipeg's Brittany Schussler has retired a few months after competing at the Olympics in Sochi....

Winnipeg's Brittany Schussler has retired a few months after competing at the Olympics in Sochi. (Ben Pelosse/QMI Agency/Files)

TED WYMAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:31 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's Brittany Schussler, who represented Canada three times at the Olympics, has retired from long track speedskating after 13 seasons of international competition.

Schussler, 29, was named Canada's top female long track skater after a season which included an appearance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

"Competing with Canada written on my skin suit has been the biggest honour I could ever ask for and something that I have never taken for granted," Schussler said.

"I could not be more proud to be Canadian and that was never more true than at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The energy and support of that crowd that I felt in my first Olympic race, the 1000m, is perhaps my favourite moment of my entire career."

Schussler took up speedskating at the age of seven and began international competition at age 16.


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