Emily Brydon

Emily Brydon (* April 27, 1980 in Fernie, British Columbia) is a former Canadian alpine skier.


Brydon was considered a speed specialist, but also launched several times in World Cup slalom and giant slalom World Cup. She is ten time Canadian Champion (3x downhill, 4x Super -G, Slalom 1x and 2x combination ). With a height of 1.85 m, it was one of the greatest men and best slider in the inner Alpine Ski World Cup.

In the Nor- Am Cup her breakthrough came in the 1997/98 season, when she won the overall title, the downhill standings and the super -G standings with four wins and five podiums. At the Junior World Championship 2000 in the Canadian province of Québec she became world champion in the combination and second in the slalom behind the Swede Anja Parson.

In November 1998 Brydon started in skiing. Your first podium it achieved third in the downhill in St. Moritz on 16 December 2000. The next podium she succeeded only in February 2005. In 2002, she started for the first time at the Winter Olympics, but without much success, in slalom she was ranked 27, 38th in the giant slalom at the Olympic Winter Games 2006, she finished ninth in the super G, 13th in the combination and 20th in downhill. On her last major event, the 2010 Winter Olympics, she went to 14th in super combined and ranked 16th in the downhill.

Brydon took from 2001 to 2009 five times at Alpine Ski World Championships in part. The best individual placing it reached 2001 in St. Anton with a seventh place in the combination. In the team competition, it achieved sixth place with their team-mates in 2005 the fifth and 2007.

In the World Cup Brydon reached a total of nine podium finishes, five times in the downhill, super-G three times and once in the combination in her career. Your only World Cup victory she celebrated on 3 February 2008 at the Super G in St. Moritz. In the season 2004/ 05 she was the Combined World Cup behind Janica Kostelic and Anja Parson Third, in the 2007/ 08 season she achieved fifth place in the Super- G World Cup and 14th place their best result in the World Cup. In its last season 2009/10 they finished sixth in the downhill World Cup. At the World Cup finals in 2009/10 Brydon announced her resignation with the end of season. Your last race she contested end of March 2010 at the Canadian Championships, where she won her tenth overall national title in the Super -G.

Brydon 's athlete ambassador of development organization Right to Play.


Olympic games

  • Salt Lake City 2002 27 Slalom, Giant Slalom 38
  • Turin 2006: 9 Super -G, 13 combination, 20 departure
  • Vancouver 2010: 14 Super Combined Downhill 16

World Championships

  • St. Anton 2001: 7 combination, 12 Super -G
  • St. Moritz 2003: 11 combination, 18 downhill, slalom 20, 23, Super -G, Giant Slalom 24
  • Santa Caterina 2005: 11 Downhill, 13 combination, 21, Super -G, 5 team competition
  • Åre 2007: 10 Super Combined, Super G 13, 24 downhill, slalom 34, 6 team competition
  • Val d'Isere 2009: 11 Downhill, 13 Super -G

Junior World Championships

  • Megève 1998: 5 exit 14 Super G, 19th slalom, giant slalom 24
  • Pra Loup 1999: 11 Super -G, Slalom 15 22 Departure
  • Quebec 2000: 1 combination, 2 Slalom, Super-G, 6, 7 Downhill, Giant Slalom 8

World Cup

  • Season 2004/ 05: 3 Combined World Cup
  • Season 2006/ 07: 10 Combined World Cup
  • Season 2007/ 08: 5 Super - G World Cup 10 World Cup downhill
  • Season 2009/ 10: 6 Downhill World Cup, 10th Combined World Cup
  • 9 podiums, including one victory:

Nor- Am Cup

  • Season 1997 /98. 1st overall, 1st exit rating, 1 Super -G standings
  • Season 1998/99: 8 Giant Slalom rating
  • Season 1999/ 00: 3rd overall, 3rd exit rating, 3 slalom standings, third Super -G standings
  • Season 2004/ 05: 8 Departure rating
  • 19 podiums including 12 victories

European Cup

  • 4 podiums, including two victories

Other successes