Brittany Phelan

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Brittany Phelan
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesSlalom, Combined
ClubMont Tremblant
Born (1991-09-24) September 24, 1991 (age 27)
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec[1]
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals1
World Cup
Seasons3

Brittany Phelan (born September 24, 1991) is a Canadian freestyle skier who competes in ski cross. She was formerly an alpine skier, specializing in slalom skiing. She won the silver medal in women's ski cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Career[edit]

Phelan represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, where she finished 15th in the slalom.[2] However, she suffered injuries during the following season which led to a drop in her World Cup ranking, and led her to follow in the footsteps of a number of other Canadian alpine skiers such as Louis-Pierre Hélie, Brady Leman, Kelsey Serwa and Georgia Simmerling by switching to ski cross.[3]

In December 2016, she set a new personal best in ski cross when she finished eleventh at a World Cup competition in Val Thorens,[4] following it up by setting another personal best by finishing seventh in the first of two rounds at Innichen later that month.[5] Since 2013, Brittany is part of the Tremblant athletes ambassadors program.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Phelan made it to the final race of the ski cross event. At one point in fourth place, she passed Sandra Näslund and Fanny Smith to finish in second place behind teammate Serwa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  2. ^ "Brittany Phelan: The Olympic Dream". Mont Tremblant Resort. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Le nouveau défi de Brittany Phelan" [The new challenge of Brittany Phelan]. TVA Sports (in French). 24 September 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Brady Leman Captures Second-Place in Val Thorens Ski Cross". Alpine Canada. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Thompson and Simmerling Go 2-3 on the World Cup Podium". Alpine Canada. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Canada's Kelsey Serwa wins gold, Brittany Phelan grabs silver in women's skicross at Winter Olympics". The Globe and Mail. February 22, 2018.