Brady Leman

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Brady Leman
FIS Ski Cross World Cup 2015 - Megève - 20150313 - Brady Leman.jpg
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born (1986-10-16) October 16, 1986 (age 32)
Calgary, Alberta[1]
ResidenceCanmore, Alberta
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[1]
Weight203 lb (92 kg)[1]
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle skiing
Event(s)Ski Cross
TeamCanada Ski Cross
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2 (Sochi 2014, Pyeongchang 2018)

Brady Leman (born October 16, 1986) is a Canadian freestyle skier specializing in ski cross, and the reigning Olympic champion in that discipline following his victory in the ski cross event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Career[edit]

He won the opening event in the 2011–12 season after coming back from multiple injuries, and then went on to finish the year as the second overall ranked male ski cross racer for the year.[1] Leman, a former alpine skier, is noted for his smooth gliding and crisp passing skills. He was part of a Canadian sweep of the medals at the 2010 Winter X Games where he finished in third place.[2] Brady Leman skis for Elan as well as the Lake Louise Ski Resort. He also won the 2016 X-Games Skier X event.

A medal favourite at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Leman was unable to compete after a crash in a training run left him with a broken leg.

Brady previously finished fourth in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia after crashing in the final bank.

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

Leman (centre) after receiving his gold medal for his victory

After dropping a ski pole in his seeding run, Leman still managed to qualify in the 8th position. Leman was dominant through the heats on race day and won one of Canada's 11 gold medals at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Canadian teammate Kevin Drury also raced in the Men's Big Final, but crashed after making contact with Sergey Ridzik of Russia and finished fourth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Brady Leman profile". Alpine Ski Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-03-08. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Leman ESPN profile". ESPN. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013.