Mercedes Nicoll

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Mercedes Nicoll (born December 5, 1983 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian snowboarder, specializing in the halfpipe.[1]

Nicoll made her World Cup debut in December 1999 at Whistler, Canada, in halfpipe and snowboard cross. She made her first World Cup podium at the same place, three years later in 2002, where she won bronze.[2]

To date, Nicoll has won eight other World Cup medals, though she is yet to win a gold. Her best World Cup season was 2005, when she placed 4th in the halfpipe standings. She has also competed in four FIS Snowboarding World Championships, with her best performance coming in 2011, when she finished 8th. She is a five time Canadian National Champion.

Nicoll competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics, in the halfpipe. She finished 9th in the first qualifying round and 21st in the second, not enough to qualify for the final, and placing her 27th overall.[3]

Nicoll was also selected as a member of the Canadian team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.[4] Nicoll placed 6th at the 2010 Olympics.

World Cup Podiums[edit]

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Date Location Rank
March 18, 2010 La Molina 2
March 11, 2010 Valmalenco 3
December 17, 2006 Whistler 3
December 13, 2002 Whistler 3
February 25, 2005 Sungwoo Resort 3
February 25, 2005 Sungwoo Resort 3
March 3, 2005 Lake Placid 2
September 15, 2005 Valle Nevado 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mercedes Nicoll Biography and Statistics". Olympics at Sportsreference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "FIS-biography". fis-ski.com. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report – Snowboarding". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lofty expectations for Canada's Olympic snowboard team". Canadian Press. thestar.com. January 25, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 

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