Canada's Emily Nishikawa competes in the Ladies' 4x5km Relay

Emily Nishikawa


Emily Nishikawa made her Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 the year after she first competed at the FIS World Championships. Nishikawa had competed at three editions of the FIS World Under-23 Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012, posting a top result of 16th in the 10km free in 2011.

Nishikawa made her World Cup debut in January 2008 and in recent years has split her time between that elite circuit and the NorAm Cup. She was the overall Nor-Am Cup champion in 2013-14 and 2014-15, posting six wins in the latter season. She was third overall in the 2016-17 Nor-Am Cup standings when she had four victories. Nishikawa has finished in the top-30 twice individually in her World Cup career.

Nishikawa competed in all six women’s cross-country skiing events at PyeongChang 2018.

A little more about Emily

Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age four… Her older brother was a skier so she began as well… Was a competitive gymnast until age 14 when she decided to focus on cross-country skiing… Outside Interests: During the competitive season enjoys cooking, reading and crocheting… Studying psychology through Athabasca University … Odds and Ends: Had her Olympic dream sparked by watching Beckie Scott win bronze (later upgraded to gold) at Salt Lake City 2002… Loves watching Olympic gymnastics because that was the first sport she competed in before skiing…Older brother Graham Nishikawa is a former world championship competitor who now guides Brian McKeever in Para Nordic skiing…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2014 SochiSkiing - Cross-CountryMass Start 30km - Women47
2014 SochiSkiing - Cross-CountrySkiathlon - Women42
2014 SochiSkiing - Cross-CountryRelay 4x5km - Women14
2018 PyeongChangSkiing - Cross-CountryTeam Sprint - Women13
2018 PyeongChangSkiing - Cross-CountryRelay 4x5km - Women13
2018 PyeongChangSkiing - Cross-Country30km Mass Start - Women30
2018 PyeongChangSkiing - Cross-CountrySprint - Women34
2018 PyeongChang Skiing - Cross-CountrySkiathlon - Women44
2018 PyeongChangSkiing - Cross-Country10km - Women32

Notable International Results

Olympic Winter Games: 2018  13th (team sprint), 13th (relay), 30th (30km mass start classic), 32nd (10km free), 34th (sprint), 44th (skiathlon); 2014 – 45th  (30km free mass start), 13th (4x5km relay), 41st (skiathlon)

FIS World Championships: 2017 – 40th (30km mass start), 10th (4x5km relay), 37th (10km), 38th (skiathlon); 2015 – 32nd (30km mass start), 30th (10km); 2013 – 57th (sprint classic), 57th (10km free), DNF (15km skiathlon), Lapped (30km mass start classic)