Gilmore Junio is a world-class long track speed skater living in Calgary, AB. Gilmore started his speed skating career at the age of 13 as a short track competitor. After fracturing two vertebrae in a competition just two weeks prior to the Short Track Junior World Selections, Gilmore switched gears to train with the Olympic Oval’s long track team. Later that year he made the Junior Worlds for long track.
At his first Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Gilmore finished 10th in the 500m. However, what he might be remembered for most was what he did for the team. Gilmore gave up his spot in the 1000m to teammate and renowned speed skater, Denny Morrison, after Morrison had fallen at the Olympic Selections. Morrison would go on to win a silver medal and the two shared that incredible moment with Canada.
Gilmore has won multiple World Cup medals including two gold medals in the 500m. He finish the 2015/2016 World Cup season ranked 3rd Overall. Gilmore is hoping to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Gilmore is a proud Calgarian who enjoys giving back to his community and he has partnered with charities like Right to Play and United Way of Calgary.
Training as an elite athlete, nutrition is an incredibly important part of Gilmore’s regime. “Chocolate milk is a vital part of my training program… it helps me recover and be ready for all my training sessions,” says Gilmore. “I am so excited to be an ambassador for Powered by Chocolate Milk.”