Mercedes Nicoll
  • Born: 12/05/1983
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 163cm
  • Weight: 58kg
  • Birthplace: North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Hometown: Whistler, British Columbia

nicollMercedes Nicoll is a veteran of the Canadian women’s halfpipe team who competed in her third Olympic Winter Games at Sochi 2014, finishing 25th. At Vancouver 2010 she posted the second-best Olympic result ever by a Canadian halfpipe snowboarder (male or female) when she finished sixth.

Nicoll has been representing Canada in World Cup competition since December 1999, just a couple of years after she first made the switch to snowboard from skiing. Heading into the 2013-14 season she had eight World Cup podiums to her credit and had twice finished fourth in the overall World Cup standings for halfpipe (2004-05 and 2009-10). Another highlight of the most recent Olympic season was her fourth place finish at the 2010 Winter X Games Europe.

Nicoll has always had a drive to make it to the next competition. That was especially important after she fell during the opening round of competition at Turin 2006. She finished 27th and knew that she needed to return to the Olympic Games.

PERSONAL

Getting into the Sport: Started snowboarding at age 13… Had been a skier but after moving to Whistler when she was 12 she found friends who were snowboarders so she made the switch the next year… Had also been a figure skater as a child… Outside Interests: Enjoys yoga and outside sports such as biking…  Works casually during the summer for the Whistler Resort Municipality in operations and events… Volunteers with the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters Whistler… Also supports the Be Active Every Day initiative by the BC Medical Association… Odds and Ends: Favourite Olympic memory is the love that Canadians had for all of the athletes at Vancouver 2010 and seeing how the country could come together to support them… Collects her competition bibs and accreditations… Favourite quote: “The most important thing in life is to be yourself… Unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman!”

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

FIS World Championships: 2013 – 14th (HP); 2011 – 8th (HP); 2009 – 20th (HP); 2007 – 11th (HP); 2005 – 10th (HP); 2003 – 19th (HP)

Olympic Highlights

Open/Close

GAME:

TYPE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

FINISH:

2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSnowboardHalfpipe - Women - 27
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSnowboardHalfpipe - Women - 6
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesSnowboardHalfpipe - Women - 25
Olympic Club

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Toronto 2015See All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 32185 points
  • Earned this week: 3491 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 22740 points
  • Earned this week: 1640 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 19260 points
  • Earned this week: 3082 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 11664 points
  • Earned this week: 1503 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 9740 points
  • Earned this week: 1585 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8366 points
  • Earned this week: 1390 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7568 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7375 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,107 other followers