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YUKI TSUBOTA

Yuki Tsubota is a 25-year-old skier from Whistler, British Columbia. Raised in Whistler by her mum, Yuki started skiing at three years old and feels fortunate to still call Whistler home. She began as a mogul skier, competing nationally and at NorAms. After seeing Jen Heil win the 2006 Olympic gold in moguls, Yuki decided that representing Canada at the Olympics was what she wanted to do. However, in the spring of 2011, it all changed when slopestyle was announced as an Olympic event. At the time, Yuki was beginning to lose interest in moguls, so she made the switch to slopestyle, and things moved fast from there. She was on the provincial park team for one year, and the next thing she knew, she had made the national team. For Yuki, this was a dream come true. Going to the Sochi 2014 Olympics became that much more attainable and eventually a reality.

 

Representing Canada at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and 2018 in Pyeongchang were unforgettable experiences, placing sixth at both. Walking into the opening ceremonies wearing the Canadian leaf was one of her favourite memories there and was the moment it hit her that she made it to the Olympics.

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