Keltie Hansen

Ski Half Pipe — Targeting Pyeongchang 2018

2013 Sochi World Cup Bronze Medalist
2013 X Games 2013 — 4th
2011 AFP Championship Gold Medalist
2011 FIS World Championship Bronze Medalist
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Keltie Hansen's half pipe skiing career almost never started. Mistaken for a boy in the first event she entered, she just missed the final.

Then, some serendipity.

A skier in the women's event pointed out that Keltie was actually a girl and that her runs had been scored against the male counterparts.

Awarded an exemption to the finals, she made the most of her second chance, and won.

Later that year, she traded mogul skiing for the half pipe and has quickly become a solid part of Canada's national team with growing Olympic ambitions.

In Sochi 2014, she competed against the world's best women in the sport's Olympic debut.

Tessa Virtue

Mark McMorris

Hayley Wickenheiser

Kaillie Humphries

Natalie Spooner

Meaghan Mikkelson

Spencer O'Brien

Charles Hamelin

Marielle Thompson

Erik Guay

Noah Bowman

Scott Moir

Team Jacobs

Keltie Hansen

DARA HOWELL

Chris Del Bosco

Craig McMorris

TJ Schiller

Denny Morrison

Gilmore Junio

François Hamelin

Rosie MacLennan

Adam van Koeverden

Melissa Bishop

Heather Bansley

Erica Wiebe

Taylor Pischke

John Herdman

Jon Montgomery

Josh Dueck

Maëlle Ricker

Nolan Patrick

Shea Weber

Georgia Simmerling