Indigenous ski jumper captures Olympic bronze medal

The Canadian team of Alexandria Loutitt, Matthew Soukup, Abigail Strate and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes placed third with a combined score of 844.6 points.

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative ReporterAlex Loutitt has a dilemma. The 18-year-old, who has roots with the Nihtat Gwich’in in Inuvik, is not quite sure of what to do with the unexpected Olympic medal she captured in the ski jumping team competition last week. “I’ve been told there’s two kinds of Olympic medalists,’’ Loutitt told Windspeaker.com in a Monday evening interview from her Calgary home. “There’s the kind that let’s everybody put them on. And the one who puts it in a safe and never takes it out. I’m definitely the one that wants to share it with everyone, but I don’t trust myself with it.’’ Loutitt and her Canadian teammates were not considered medal favourites heading into the Beijing Olympics. “Our team had kind of a pep talk…

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