Biography:

Amelia Walsh is a two-time national champion, winning the elite division at the Canadian Championships in 2013 and 2014. She has been competing on the elite UCI World Cup circuit since 2012 and posted her career-best ranking of 32nd in 2014. After not making it out of the qualification round at the 2012 and 2013 World Championships, Walsh advanced to the quarterfinals in 2014. She also achieved a career highlight at the 2014 World Cup stop in Berlin where she made it to the third round of competition to finish 20th overall.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Gary and Cathy Walsh… Younger brother Corey… Getting into the Sport: Started BMX at age 15… Was jealous of her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend who was a racer so she decided she wanted to beat her; she then fell in love with the adrenaline… Outside Interests: Enjoys going to beaches, discovering new cultures and people… Works at her father’s computer company, Docova… Pursuing computer science degree at Carleton University… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Mel, Mil, Ameal… Collects postcards… Favourite mottos: “Look good, feel good, go fast” and “If you can take it, you can make it”…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

UCI WCh: 2014 – 36th (QF); 2013 – 24th (QR);  2012 – 44th (QR)