Britt Janyk

Britt Janyk ( born May 21, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former Canadian alpine skier. It started from 1999 to 2011 in the World Cup and won a downhill. At the World Championships and Olympic Games she went twice into the top ten. In addition, she won the overall title of the Nor -Am Cup and was 15 times Canadian champion. Her younger brother Michael Janyk is also skier.


The first major successes celebrated Britt Janyk in Nor- Am Cup. In the 1999/2000 season, she won the overall title, from 1998/ 99 to 2000 /01, it was three times in a row, second in the giant slalom standings and 1999/2000, also second in the super-G standings. In the 2001/2002 season, she won the giant slalom rating in the European Cup. In October 1999 Janyk denied her first race in the World Cup. First she went to downhill, super -G and giant slalom at the start, but this proved unsuccessful. The only positive exception was the eighth place in the giant slalom in Semmering in December 2000. From the 2001/2002 season they started, with a few exceptions, only in the disciplines of giant slalom and slalom. She was a regular in the 2002/2003 season in the points and made some rankings in the top 10. But then it was back less good for her and so she qualified 2005/2006 not a single time for a second pass.

From the season 2006/2007 Janyk was mainly in the Downhill and Super -G at the start. In the Alpine World Skiing Championships 2007 in Åre, she was at the same time with Nicole Hosp fourth in the Super -G and missed a medal by only six hundredths of a second. On 1 December 2007, she was third in the departure of Lake Louise for the first time in a World Cup race on the podium and a week later they celebrated in the downhill in Aspen their first and only World Cup victory. Later in the season 2007/2008 she placed regularly in the top 10, which she reached the third place in the downhill World Cup. Because they could not join in the next few years, they only scored a few top -10 results. In 2010, Janyk for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games in part, after it had been started already at five world championships. In its Olympic debut she scored the sixth place in the downhill and super-G Rank 17 and Rank 25 in the giant slalom.

Britt Janyk was 15 times Canadian champion in all disciplines. She's athlete ambassador of development organization Right to Play. On 17 May 2011, she announced her resignation from ski racing.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 6 exit 17 Super -G, Giant Slalom 25

World Championships

  • Vail / Beaver Creek 1999: 31 Giant Slalom
  • St. Anton 2001: 23 Giant Slalom
  • St. Moritz 2003 26 Slalom
  • Åre 2007: 4 Super -G, Downhill 12, 18, ​​Super Combined, Giant Slalom 32
  • Val d'Isere 2009: 17 Super -G, Giant Slalom 26
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 15 Downhill, 15 Super -G, Giant Slalom 28

Junior World Championships

  • Schladming 1997: 6 Super -G, Downhill 13, 27 Giant Slalom
  • Megève 1998: 11 Super -G, Giant Slalom 11, 18 downhill, slalom 24
  • Pra Loup 1999: 20 Slalom, Giant Slalom 26, 27, Super -G, downhill 35th
  • Quebec 2000: 4 Giant Slalom, 5 Slalom, Super-G, 9, 12 departure

World Cup

  • Season 2006/2007: 7 Super -G standings
  • 2007/2008 season: 3rd exit summary
  • 2 podiums, including one victory:

European Cup

  • Season 2001/2002: 1st Giant Slalom rating
  • 7 podiums including 3 victories

Nor- Am Cup

  • 1998/1999 season: 2nd Giant Slalom rating
  • 1999/2000 season: the overall winner, second giant slalom standings, 2 Super -G evaluation
  • Season 2000/2001: 5th overall, 2nd giant slalom standings, 5 Super G rating
  • 31 podiums including 12 victories

Other successes