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Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet skier Michael Janyk

Canada's Michael Janyk skis during the first run of the men's slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria on February 17, 2013. .
Canada's Michael Janyk skis during the first run of the men's slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria on February 17, 2013. . FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Age: 31

Hometown: Whistler, B.C.

Accomplishments:

  • Won bronze in slalom at the 2009 World Championships.
  • 26 career top-10 World Cup finishes.

Interesting Fact: His nicknames are ‘Panic Janyk’ and ‘Seagull’ because he is loud and is always trying to steal his teammates’ food.

Chances: In prior Olympic Games he has finished 17th (2006) and 13th (2010) in slalom. Chances are he will be within that range once again in 2014.

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