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Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet skier Erik Guay

Canada's Erik Guay competes in the Alpine World Cup Men's Downhill training event on December 28, 2013 in Bormio, northern Italy.
Canada's Erik Guay competes in the Alpine World Cup Men's Downhill training event on December 28, 2013 in Bormio, northern Italy. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Age: 32

Hometown: Mont-Tremblant, Que.

Accomplishments:

  • 2011 downhill World Cup champion.
  • 2010 World Cup Crystal Globe winner in Super-G.
  • 21 career World Cup podiums.

Interesting Fact: The most decorated alpine skier in Canadian history, Eric Guay has made it known that this year he will be gunning for the one accomplishment that has eluded him – an Olympic medal.

Chances: Guay is considered the leader of Canada’s alpine ski team and the individual with the best chance at taking a medal home to Canada.

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