Mélodie Daoust has wanted to compete at the Olympic Games since she realized hockey was her passion. Her dream came true at Sochi 2014 where she scored one goal in Canada’s 3-1 semifinal victory over Switzerland, en route to the gold medal. She went on to be Canada’s leading scorer at PyeongChang 2018, totaling three goals and four assists, as the team won the silver medal.
A former college football star, Jesse Lumsden made his Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010 less than a year after first testing for the Canadian bobsleigh program.
At Sochi 2014 Philippe Marquis became the second member of his family to compete at the Olympic Winter Games, following in the footsteps of his older brother Vincent. He stood on three World Cup podiums in 2016-17, bringing his career total to 12, including a bronze medal at the PyeongChang 2018 test event.
Rosalind Groenewoud, or “Roz G”, took over from her late hero and role model Sarah Burke as a world leader in women’s ski halfpipe. After winning 2012 X Games gold, Groenewoud finished seventh in her event’s Olympic debut at Sochi 2014.
Benjamin Thomsen made his World Cup debut in March 2010 and his world championship debut in 2011 before competing at Sochi 2014.
A year after his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, Trevor Philp was a member of the Canadian squad that won silver in the team event at the 2015 World Championships.
At the 2015 World Championships, Phil Brown helped the Canadian squad win silver in the team event which made its Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018.
One of the founding members of the ski cross national team, Chris Del Bosco made his Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, arriving at Cypress Mountain as the just-crowned Winter X Games Champion. In 2015-16, Del Bosco finished second overall in the ski cross World Cup standings for the fourth time in his career
Kelsey Serwa came back from several serious injuries to stand on the Olympic podium at Sochi 2014, where she won silver behind teammate Marielle Thompson for Canada’s record third 1-2 finish of the Games.
At Sochi 2014, Marielle Thompson won each of her eighth-final, quarterfinal, and semifinal heats before defeating teammate Kelsey Serwa in the Big Final to win gold as part of Canada’s third 1-2 finish of the Games.
Brady Leman won ski cross gold at PyeongChang 2018, overcoming the struggles and heartbreak he’d experienced during his Olympic journey. Leman had just missed winning an Olympic medal at Sochi 2014 when he finished fourth in the Big Final.
Dave Duncan’s first Olympic experience at Vancouver 2010 was short-lived when he was injured during the first day of training at the Games. In 2011-12 he won his second Winter X Games medal, taking bronze in Aspen, following a silver in 2010.
Taylor Henrich participated in the Olympic debut of women’s ski jumping, finishing 13th in the individual normal hill event at Sochi 2014.
Gilmore Junio became internationally known for his remarkable display of sportsmanship at Sochi 2014 when he gave his spot in the 1000m to teammate Denny Morrison, who had missed qualifying in that event after a fall at the Canadian trials. Morrison went on to win silver, a medal the two friends celebrated together.
A year after her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014, middle distance specialist Kali Christ achieved a career highlight at the 2015 World Allround Championships in Calgary. She posted personal best times in all four distances and was second fastest in the 500m for an eighth-place finish overall.
Ivanie Blondin is a three-time medallist at the ISU World Single Distances Championships. Two of those medals came in the mass start, which will make its Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018.
Derek Livingston dreamed of attending the Olympic Winter Games since he was named to the national snowboard team in 2009. That dream came true at Sochi 2014, where he was the top ranked Canadian male halfpipe snowboarder, missing a spot in the semifinal by one place.
Kevin Hill earned Canada’s best men’s snowboard cross finish in a decade at the world championships when he won the silver medal in 2015. A week later, he won gold at the Winter X Games in Aspen, adding to the silver medal he’d won in 2011.
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.
Kim Lamarre came back from multiple serious knee injuries to qualify for her first Olympic Winter Games in 2014. She went on to win the bronze medal in the first ever women’s Olympic slopestyle event, sharing the podium with Canadian teammate Dara Howell.