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, where she finished 6th.[4] Four years later at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Nicoll finished 12th place (out of 14) in her heat and did not advance to the final.

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

In January 2018, Nicoll was named to Canada's Olympic team, for the fourth time.[5][6][7]

World Cup Podiums[edit]


Date Location Rank
March 18, 2010 La Molina 2nd, silver medalist(s)
March 11, 2010 Valmalenco 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
December 17, 2006 Whistler 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
December 13, 2002 Whistler 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
February 25, 2005 Sungwoo Resort 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
February 25, 2005 Sungwoo Resort 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
March 3, 2005 Lake Placid 2nd, silver medalist(s)
September 15, 2005 Valle Nevado 3rd, bronze medalist(s)


  1. ^ "Mercedes Nicoll Biography and Statistics". Olympics at Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "FIS-biography". Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report – Snowboarding" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "Lofty expectations for Canada's Olympic snowboard team". Canadian Press. January 25, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "Canada Snowboard completes Olympic team". CBC Sports. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Anderson named to Canada's snowboard team". Canadian Press. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  7. ^ McCarter, Shannon (25 January 2018). "13 more snowboarders nominated to Team Canada for PyeongChang 2018". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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