Ivan Babikov

Name: Ivan Babikovivan-babikov-headshot
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Hometown: Canmore, AB
Nickname: Babs

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.

Best Result:
-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

Website: www.IvanBabikov.com