After a crash at Sochi 2014 Mercedes Nicoll began suffering from depression, but with the help of the Canadian Olympic Foundation and Bell Let’s Talk, she’s ready to take on PyeongChang 2018.
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Born and raised near the Bromont ski area, Max Parrot also inherited the DNA of his father Alain, an alpine ski racer and Canadian water ski jump champion. At the 2017 X Games in Aspen, he landed the first ever switch quadruple underflip in big air competition to win his second straight gold medal.
Forced to give up halfpipe when her local mountain stopped building a pipe, a 15-year-old Spencer O’Brien fell in love with slopestyle when she just started riding the park. In 2013 she competed at her first FIS World Championships where she captured the gold medal. O’Brien fulfilled a dream by winning slopestyle gold at the 2016 X Games in Aspen.
With its flatlands, Saskatchewan may be an unlikely province to produce a snowboard prodigy, but Regina’s Mark McMorris is proof that it’s possible. At Sochi 2014, he won bronze in the Olympic debut of snowboard slopestyle for Canada’s first medal of the Games. He went on to win his second straight Olympic slopestyle bronze medal in PyeongChang.