January 24, 2014 3:09 pm

Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet skier Yuki Tsubota

Yuki Tsubota of Canada competes during qualifying for the womens FIS Ski Slopestyle World Cup at U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 20, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Yuki Tsubota of Canada competes during qualifying for the womens FIS Ski Slopestyle World Cup at U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix on December 20, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

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Sport: Freestyle Skiing

Age: 19

Hometown: Whistler, B.C.

Accomplishments:

  • 2012 AFP World Championship Bronze Medallist.

Interesting Fact: Started skiing at the age of 10. While at dinner she met Tavish Sutherland, a freestyle coach who encouraged her to try it. She fell in love with the sport and never looked back.

Chances: She has finished in the top 5 at some of the biggest competitions in the world and therefore should not be overlooked as a possible podium contender in Sochi.

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