January 31, 2014 8:31 pm

Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet skier Georgia Simmerling

Canada's Georgia Simmerling during the women's Ski Cross World Cup final on December 23, 2012 in San Candido.

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Sport: Ski Cross

Age: 24

Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C.

Accomplishments:

  • Silver Medallist on the 2012 World Cup circuit.
  • 2013 World Championship 13th place finish.

Interesting Fact: She has been the victim of several falls resulting in serious injuries throughout her career. In 2005 she accidentally skied off a cliff in Chile, resulting in a fractured jaw and several broken teeth. In another fall she bit her tongue 75 per cent off and needed 50 stitches to fix it.

Chances: Having switched over from alpine skiing in 2011, this will be her first Olympics as a ski cross competitor. She is a talented young skier but is not projected to medal.

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