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Kaitlyn Lawes

Curling CAN

Kaitlyn Lawes

Kaitlyn Lawes
  • Birth date 12/16/1988
  • Birthplace Winnipeg
  • Residence Winnipeg
  • Height/Weight 5'2"/ 119 lbs
  • Olympics 2014, 2018


  • Residence
  • Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • Club / Team
  • St Vital Curling Club: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • Higher education
  • Nutrition - University of Manitoba: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • Hobbies
  • Golf, volleyball, swimming, fishing. (, 10 Jan 2018)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 25 Feb 2016)
  • Famous relatives
  • Her partner Stephan Vigier is a professional ice hockey player. In 2017/18 he was playing in the Norwegian GET-Ligaen. (, 01 Jan 2018)
  • Why this sport?
  • She used to watch her parents play, and loved being on the ice.
  • Most influential person in career
  • Her late father Keith. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Name of coach
  • Jeff Stoughton [national], CAN
  • Handedness
  • Right
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She tried the sport for the first time at age four at a family curling tournament, which her family won.
  • Occupation
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Languages
  • English
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Give your everything." (, 10 Jan 2018)
  • Other information
    In 2018 she became the first Canadian curler to be selected for consecutive Olympic Winter Games, and the first Canadian female curler to compete at a second Olympic Winter Games. She competed in the women's event at the 2014 Games in Sochi, where she won gold, and was selected for the mixed doubles event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. "To go once is a huge honour, I'm just so thrilled to have this opportunity again." (, 09 Jan 2018;, 14 Jan 2018)

    She qualified for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang alongside John Morris when the pair won the Canadian mixed doubles Olympic trials in January. The duo played on the same Continental Cup team once but had not played together in the previous five years, and only trained together for 30 minutes before the start of the trials. Lawes had joined Morris' team at the last minute after his former doubles partner, Rachel Homan, had to withdraw from the mixed event due to her successful Olympic qualification in the women's team event. Morris has also won an Olympic team gold medal, after triumphing with Canada's men's team on home ice in Vancouver in 2010. (, 14 Jan 2018)
  • Family
  • Partner Stephan Vigier
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