Name: Mercedes Nicoll
Sport: Snowboard (Halfpipe)
Hometown: Whistler, BC
Favourite Sports Memory: The 2010 Winter Games, hearing Canada cheer for me.
How you got involved in your sport: I grew up skiing, when my family moved to Whistler in 1995, all my friends were snowboarding, so I thought I’d give it a shot, the rest is history.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: Knowing the Olympics were going to be in Canada and having already represented Canada in the 2006 Olympics, I had never been so keen to represent Canada again. I was so proud to be Canadian.
Favourite Quote: “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” ~ Marilyn Monroe
CAN Fund Testimonial: With the help of CAN Fund I can afford a part time coach this season, as well as some travel to contests that I might not have been able to attend. THANK YOU CAN Fund!
-6th Vancouver Olympics
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: My computer, I use it to watch my runs, so I know what I need to fix, and make my riding better.
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: There isn’t just one person, all my family and friends, let me know there’s nothing I can’t do.
Fun Facts: I’m scared of the dark…