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Matt Margetts

Matt Margetts
  • Born: 01/15/1988
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 75kg
  • Birthplace: Victoria, B.C.
  • Hometown: Penticton, B.C.

MargettsMatt Margetts did not start dreaming about competing at the Olympic Games until ski halfpipe was officially added to the program for Sochi 2014 in April 2011.

The first skier to land a double cork 900, Margetts has been featured on the cover of several skiing magazines. He earned his first FIS World Cup medal in January 2014 when he won the bronze in Calgary as part of a podium sweep by the Canadian men.

PERSONAL

Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age 13… Odds and Ends: Enjoys surfing… Favourite motto: Life’s a beach, why not live on it?…Inspired by Paralympic skier Josh Dueck…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

FIS World Championships: 2013 – 11th; 2011 – 14th; 2009 – 13th

Winter X Games: 2013 – 8th (Aspen), 8th (Tignes); 2012 – 16th (Aspen), 8th (Tignes); 2011 – 11th (Aspen); 2010 – 12th (Aspen); 2009 – 9th (Aspen)

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2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleHalfpipe - Men - 15
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History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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