Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet skier Georgia Simmerling
Sport: Ski Cross
Hometown: West Vancouver, B.C.
- 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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