Brampton alpine skier set to make 2022 Olympic debut
Published February 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Brampton’s own Erin Mielzynski will take on the world when she hits the slopes at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Tuesday night.
An alpine skier with three Winter Olympics and five World Championships under her belt, Mielzynski was born in Brampton and lived in Guelph, but currently calls Thornbury home.
The Brampton native will be competing in the Women’s Slalom event and is slated to start 21st when the event’s first runs start on Tuesday night at 9:15 p.m. E.T.
The second run is scheduled for the early hours of Wednesday at 12:45 a.m. E.T.
One of the veterans on the women’s team, Erin Mielzynski excels not only skiing on snow but the water as well, winning silver at the World Junior Water-Skiing Championship in 2006.
Mielzynski joined the Canadian Alpine Ski team full time in 2008 and made her World Cup debut the following year, going on to win first in the 2012 slalom race in Ofterschwang, Germany.
She also won a bronze medal in the slalom in Zagreb, Croatia in 2013, and finished fifth in a World Cup slalom in Zagreb in January 2021.
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