Mellisa Hollingsworth

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Mellisa Hollingsworth
Mellisa Hollingsworth at OP 2010.jpg
Hollingsworth in Calgary (2010)
Personal information
Born October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) (age 37)
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

Mellisa Hollingsworth (born October 4, 1980 in Lacombe, Alberta) is a Canadian athlete who has competed since 1995. She won the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Hollingsworth also won a silver in the women's skeleton event at the 2000 FIBT World Championships in Igls, Austria. She won the women's Skeleton World Cup overall title both in 2005-6 and in 2009–10.

Hollingsworth is the cousin of Ryan Davenport, who won three medals in the men's skeleton event at the FIBT World Championships in the late 1990s.

Hollingsworth participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. After three runs, she was in second position behind Amy Williams of Great Britain. However, in the final run, despite a personal best start time of 4.93 seconds, Hollingsworth fell behind and ended up finishing fifth overall.[1]


  1. ^ Jeff Blair and Allan Maki (2010-02-19). "Hollingsworth falls short of podium". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 

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