The province honored Olympic gold and bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond and Paralympic silver medalist Liam Hickey at a special ceremony at Confederation Building this morning.
In recognition of their accomplishments, the provincial government will be renaming the Burin Peninsula Highway to Osmond Way and the Holyrood Access Road will become Liam Hickey Drive.
Osmond, from Marystown – along with teammates Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and Gabrielle Daleman – won Canada’s first gold of the 2018 Olympic Games in the team event. She followed up with a bronze medal in women’s singles marking the first time a Canadian has won an Olympic medal in the event since 2010.
Since the Olympics, she competed at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy, finishing at the top of the podium. Her gold winning performance was the first time a Canadian woman has won the championship in 45 years.
Hickey, from St. John’s, helped Canada win a silver medal in para ice hockey. Team Canada finished the tournament with four wins and a silver medal in the thrilling final game against Team USA, which went into overtime. He had six goals and five assists over the course of the tournament.
Hickey was also one of three athletes on the 2018 Canadian Paralympic Team to compete at both a summer and winter Paralympic Games. He represented Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
The Town of Marystown will be hosting a number of events tomorrow to recognize Osmond.