Ashleigh McIvor

Ashleigh McIvor ( born September 15, 1983 in Vancouver ) is a retired Canadian freestyle skier. She was dedicated to the discipline of ski cross. In 2009 she won the world title, 2010, she was Olympic champion.


McIvor took first time in 2003 to ski cross races and won a qualifying race for the X Games in Aspen, despite dislocated shoulder. At the X Games themselves they finished seventh, after which she decided to pursue the sport professionally. In the 2003 /04 season she completed mainly race in the Saab Crossmax Series. On October 25, 2004, she participated in Saas -Fee for the first time at a World Cup race in part and immediately became second behind the French Ophélie David.

Until her next World Cup race McIvor has squandered more than three years, and also in other races they could hardly celebrate successes. By 2007, she was made ​​largely on their own, because the Canadian Ski Association had no ski cross - national team. This changed when it was clear that the discipline would be part of the program of the Olympic Winter Games. In the World Cup season 2007/08 McIvor could place twice in the top five.

Even more successful McIvor was in the World Cup season 2008/09. Three times scored a podium finish and remained in seven out of ten races in the top ten. The first highlight of her career was the 2009 World Cup in Inawashiro. As 28 of the qualification they received in all the finals, the worst-case path assigned, but was able to prevail in each, came to the finals before and eventually won the gold medal.

McIvor won on January 9, 2010 in Les Contamines first time in a World Cup race. A little more than six weeks later, on 24 February, winning the gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games followed in 2010. She sat down in the final Hedda Berntsen and clearly against Marion Josserand by and became the first Olympic champion in this discipline. In the world cup they came in the discipline standings to second place behind Ophélie David.

In the World Cup season 2010/11 McIvor initially scored two podiums. While training for the X Games 2011 she retired end of January 2011 a torn ACL and had to end the season prematurely. After they had participated in any World Cup races in the winter 2011/12, McIvor was in November 2012 her resignation.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 1 ski cross

World Championships

  • Inawashiro 2009: first ski cross

World Cup

  • Season 2008/ 09: 16th overall World Cup ski cross World Cup 5
  • Season 2009/ 10: 7th overall World Cup ski cross World Cup 2
  • 11 podium finishes, including one victory:

Other successes

  • 2nd place X Games 2010

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