Name: Ivan Babikov
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Hometown: Canmore, AB
Favourite Sports Memory: Wining the Cross Country Ski World Cup Race, and competing at my home Olympic Games in Vancouver.
How you got involved in your sport: I was skiing as long as I remember. It was only logical to put me into the ski school.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: The moment I won my first race in Canada.
Favourite Quote: “It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” ~ Rocky
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund keeps the dream of many athletes like myself alive. Thanks for believing in us.
-2013 World Cup Val Di Fiemme 2nd place 9km skate (hill climb)
-2013 World Championship 4th place 15km Skate
-2010 Olympic Games 30km Pursuit 5th place and 15km Skate 8th place
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: I’ll try to give my 100% every single day training, a half done or unfinished workout doesn’t count as one.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: My grandfather, he taught me to never give up and play fair.
Fun Facts: Love Chocolate, Soccer, and my two sons