Megan Imrie was just six years old when Myriam Bédard won Olympic bronze at Albertville 1992, but that was enough to spark her Olympic dream. Imrie has always found herself glued to the television during the Games, especially for figure skating and gymnastics, but at Vancouver 2010 she was the one that was on television. On her first day of racing at the Games her family made a memory for her by all holding letters that spelled GO MEGAN GO. In her second Games at Sochi 2014, Imrie was the first Canadian woman to ever qualify for the 12.5km mass start and helped the 4x6km relay team earn a best-ever eighth place finish.
Imrie made her debut at the IBU World Championships in 2008. She would also compete at the global championship in 2009 and 2012. Imrie was not named to the world championship team in 2013 but did compete at the World Cup in Sochi that served as the Olympic test event.
Finished 4th in 4x6km relay (with Megan Heinicke, Rosanna Crawford, Zina Kocher) at World Cup in Annecy (December 12, 2013)…
Family: Parents Murray and Margaret Imrie… Grew up on a ranch with 40 horses… Getting into the Sport: Started at age seven… Her family did Easter egg hunts with the ski club on cross-country skis… Was invited to join the national development team at age 15… Outside Interests: Enjoys pranking teammates… Also enjoys riding horses, cooking and practicing guitar… Teaches horseback lessons and competed in barrel racing when she was younger… Manitoba Ranch Rodeo Junior Champion in 2001 … Has completed two years towards a Bachelor of Arts in psychology through Athabasca University… Would like to one day attend veterinary school… Odds and Ends: Affiliated with charities Clean Air Champions and KidSport… Idolized cross-country skiers Beckie Scott and Sara Renner… Visits yarn stores during her travels because she always has a project such as a toque or scarf ongoing… Favourite quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
IBU World Championships: 2012 – 47th (15km individual), 51st (7.5km sprint), 39th (10km pursuit), 13th (4x6km relay); 2009 – 45th (15km individual), 66th (7.5 km sprint), 9th (4x6km relay); 2008 – 51st (15km individual), 75th (7.5km sprint), 19th (4x6km relay)