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    Erin Mielzynski

    Canadian Olympic Alpine Skier

    Thornbury, Ontario

    Erin grew up in a small town in Canada beginning to ski on snow and water at the age of two. Erin excelled more quickly in water skiing in slalom, tricking and jumping, and at the age of 16 she headed to the Junior Worlds where she placed 2nd in the jump event. However, she had fallen in love with the mountains, so when she made the Canadian National Alpine team in 2008 she made a choice to focus her efforts on alpine skiing and the Olympics. Now Erin has 3 Olympic Games under her belt, and she is preparing for a new Olympic cycle and the upcoming World Championships. Erin has stood on the podium 3 times at the World Cup level, becoming the first Canadian woman in 41 years to win a World Cup slalom race. Specializing in the technical events, Erin trains and races in many parts of the world, chasing winter and racing on the World Cup circuit. Last year, after a mistake in the first run she posted the 3rd fastest second run at the Olympics, putting her in 11th overall; and in Zagreb, Croatia she posted the fastest time of the second run, proving that she is a podium contender at the World Cup Level. Erin uses her summer training to seek new adventures; summiting peaks to reach target heart rates, planning bike routes to alleviate the monotony of training and trying new activities for different training modalities whether that includes paddle boarding, surfing, trail running, etc. In her down time, she loves to get outside and explore. Nature is her way to unwind, shut off and become more present. Erin loves to look down and see that her phone has no service, whether that is at the top of a mountain or in an off-grid cabin. An animal and nature lover to the core, Erin has to continually find the balance between intensely competing and slowing down to enjoy where the journey takes her. Whether it is reading beside a river or running up a hill at max heart rate, she has to find a way to get outside and breathe the fresh air.

    BIO

    Born: May 25, 1990
    Country: Canada
    Disciplines: Slalom Skiing, Water Skiing
    KEY FACTS

    3 Time Olympic Alpine Skier
    3 Time World Cup Medalist Alpine Skiing
    Top 15 World Cup Slalom Overall Ranking
    Ranked 1st in Canada in Slalom
    Silver medalist at World Juniors in Water Skiing
    Gold medalist at Junior Masters in Water Skiing

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