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Ashleigh McIvor Biography
Ashleigh McIvor was born September 15, 1983,in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a Canadian freestyle skier currentlyresiding in Pemberton, British Columbia. McIvor is a member of the Canadiannational ski cross team and became the first gold medal winner of women's skicross at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is also a former world champion in skicross and has a second place finish at the Winter X Games to her credit aswell.
McIvor entered ski-cross at a young age, being one of the youngest on the WorldCup circuit, and finishing second in her first overall race, she entered theX-Games soon after. She was soon a featured athlete during the X-Games, andbecame the face of women's ski cross. EXPN followed McIvor around and did aone-hour episode on her and what happens to X-Games athletes behind the scenes.McIvor has participated with fashion photographers, modeled on runways, andsecured major sportswear sponsorships because of her popularity.
McIvor started competing in 2003. She hasbeen to four Winter X-Games, with her best finishes being 7th in X-Games 10 andX-Games VII. McIvor won her first World Championship in 2009 at Inawashiro,Japan. She also has four podium finishes on the FIS World Cup circuit to hercredit, including a silver medal at Cypress Mountain in 2009, the future siteof the Vancouver Olympic Games. McIvor finished third overall on the 2008-09FIS World Cup season.
Prior to the Winter Olympics, McIvor attendedthe 2010 Winter X Games as a final tuneup event. There, she and fellow countrywomanKelsey Serwa managed to finish second and third respectively to Ophlie David.McIvor's silver was her first X Games medal of any colour.
McIvor was a member of Canada's freestyleskiing team at the Vancouver Olympics where ski-cross was making its debut asan official medal event. Ashleigh McIvor successfully qualified for the medalround with the second fastest time. In the finals McIvor got out to a faststart and won with some distance between herself and Hedda Berntsen. With thewin McIvor won the first ever Olympic gold medal for ladies' ski cross.
During the next season, McIvor suffered acatastrophic ACL injury in her knee, ending her season while on a practice runat the Winter X Games.
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