‘I’m still pinching myself here’
By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News
P.E.I. curling coach Peter Gallant, who is also father to world curling champion Brett Gallant, will be going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea with the South Korean women’s curling team.
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Gallant coaches a team in South Korea which just won the national championship, an Olympic qualifying tournament, Wednesday in Icheon, South Korea. Icheon is a city about three hours east of Seoul. Now the team will represent the country at the Olympic Games.
‘Seeing them reach this goal, it’s a really special feeling for sure.’— Peter Gallant
Peter Gallant with the national women’s team for South Korea. From left to right: Peter Gallant, Skip Eun Jung Kim, Third Kyeong Ae Kim, Second Seon Yeong Kim, Lead Yeong Mi Kim, Korean coach and interpreter Min Jung Kim. (Submitted by Peter Gallant)
“Pretty exciting, I’m still pinching myself here,” said Gallant.
Gallant has been curling most of his life and next year will be his first time at the Olympics.
Gallant connected with the Korean team through his son and curler Brett Gallant.
Brett may also be at the Olympics with his father. Team Gushue will compete in Olympic trials in December to represent Canada in South Korea at the Winter Olympics in 2018.
“It would be amazing just to be there at the same time that he’s there playing as well so it would be a dream come true for sure,” said Gallant.