Keltie Hansen

Ski Half Pipe

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

Scott Moir

Mark McMorris

Hayley Wickenheiser

Mitch Marner

Shea Weber

Natalie Spooner

Meaghan Mikkelson

Kaillie Humphries

Spencer O'Brien

Charles Hamelin

Noah Bowman

DARA HOWELL

Denny Morrison

Gilmore Junio

Georgia Simmerling

Keltie Hansen

TJ Schiller

Craig McMorris

Marielle Thompson

Erik Guay

Team Jacobs

Josh Dueck

Rosie MacLennan

Melissa Bishop

Heather Bansley

Erica Wiebe

Taylor Pischke

John Herdman

Jon Montgomery

Adam van Koeverden

Maëlle Ricker

Nolan Patrick

Brady Leman