This athlete has found fame at the Winter Olympics due to her striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian

This athlete has found fame at the Winter Olympics due to her striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian

The Winter Olympics has only been going for a few days, and already Team Canada is making headlines - though not necessarily for their sporting accolades.

Yesterday, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made the press after it emerged that they had had to change their routine for the Olympic performance. More specifically, a particular lift in the ice dancers' number had to be swapped out for a slightly less risque one, as the original was considered "too sexy".

Since that minor setback, they have gone on to win a gold medal for their team - and they weren't the only ones. Gabrielle Daleman, a 20-year-old figure skater, also managed to steal the top spot for her country. But, again, her win was overshadowed somewhat by other circumstances.

You see, Daleman didn't just win a gold medal. She won a gold medal while looking like a Kardashian sister - and we all know which of these things people are more interested in.

gabby daleman canadian figure skater Credit: Instagram/gabby_daleman

As you can see from the picture, she does bear a striking resemblance to Kim K. Maybe not enough that you'd mistake her for the reality star if you saw her walking down the street (after all, she is missing some of the infamous Kardashian "assets"), but she'd certainly fit in a family portrait.

I mean, just take a look at this snap of the three Kardashian sisters; you can sort of imagine Daleman standing beside them, right? Or, if we're being super shady here, she could probably take Kourtney's place and nobody would notice.

And the people of Twitter agree:

However, though she may look like a Kardashian, Daleman has proved that it was her hard work which landed her a spot on the Olympic team - and she's had to overcome a great deal of adversity, too.

Just last year, the skater had to have surgery to remove a cyst from her abdomen, and only took four out of the recommended eight months off to recover. More than that, though, Daleman has had ongoing difficulties with an eating disorder.

But she refuses to let it get in her way.

"Not only athletes but a lot of women and a lot of people do struggle with most of the stuff I was struggling with and I still do on a day-to-day basis," she said. "I shouldn’t be ashamed to tell people what I’ve been through and what I‘m going through because it’s life and it brought me to where and who I am today."

After all she's been through, Daleman is certainly grateful to represent her country in doing what she loves.

"This Olympics means more to me than anything because I went from not knowing if I’d be able to skate this year to do what I‘m doing," she said before she won gold. "I had no idea what was going to happen this season."

So, while it might have been her resemblance to the Kardashians which first earned her a slightly brighter moment in the spotlight, it's now her resilience, positivity, and skill that is keeping her there.