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Submitted by ryan.ohashi on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:45pm

Friend of the Oval and Olympic hero Gilmore Junio has advanced to the semi finals of CBC Sports Most Influential Figure in sports for 2014!

Junio advanced to the semi finals after an opening round victory over all-star Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban.  

Junio was one of the brightest stories to come out of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi when he surrendered his spot in the 1000M race to his close friend and teammate Denny Morrison.  Morrison would go on to skate to a silver medal but it was Junio who received much of the praise for his selfless act - truly representing the spirit of the games.

Gilmore is currently competing overseas, preparing for this weekend's World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  He is a University of Calgary Kinesiology student, Oval trained athlete, 2014 Olympian and away from the rink is even a Calgary United Way Ambassador.

To #VoteGilmore simply go to the CBC SPORTS site ( ) and vote using either your Twitter or Facebook account!  HURRY Voting ends Friday evening! (December 12, 2014)

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