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Anastasia Bucsis

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Bucsis warming up prior to an event in March 2013
Personal information
Born (1989-04-30) 30 April 1989 (age 26)
Calgary, AB, CAN
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Sport
Country 23x15px Canada
Sport Speed skating
Club Calgary Speed Skating[2]
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2010

Anastasia Bucsis (born 30 April 1989) is a Canadian speed skater. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the women's 500-metre competition. In addition, she participated in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics for women's long track, placing 28th in the 500 metres.

Athletic career

At the University of Calgary, Bucsis studied Communications in Culture, while earning the chance to represent Canada in speed skating at the 2009 Winter Universiade. Starting in 2011, she made three consecutive appearances at the ISU World Single Distances Championships.

Personal

Bucsis publicly came out as lesbian in 2013 at Calgary Pride.[3] Of note, Buscis also marched in the 2014 Calgary Pride Parade.[4]

In June 2014, it was revealed that Buscis is in a same sex relationship with women’s hockey goaltender and three-time Winter Games gold medalist Charline Labonté.[5]

Awards and honors

References

  1. "Anastasia Bucsis". olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. "Anastasia Bucsis". Speed Skating Canada. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. "Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis ‘so proud to be gay’". The Globe and Mail, 3 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  4. Jim Buzinski Olympic speedskater Anastasia Bucsis comes out in response to Russia's anti-gay laws 3 September 2013
  5. Charline Labonte I am Charline Labonte, Olympic hockey player and proudly gay 11 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.

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