Who do you think was BC's best in 2010? - Posted Feb 10, 2011
AWARD - SPORT BC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Who do you think was BC's best in 2010?
MAELLE RICKER - of course!
BC, this is your chance to decide. Vote now for the winner of the 2010 Best of BC Award, presented by the City of Richmond and let us know who you think was the most outstanding BC professional or amateur athlete in 2010.
Growing up among the mountains of West Vancouver and Whistler, Maëlle's love of the outdoors developed at a young age. Consistently trying to keep up with her older brother, Maëlle eventually followed him into the world of snowboarding, swapping racing skis for a board, and icy racecourses for fresh powder.
Now a 13-year veteran of the Canadian National Snowboard team, Maëlle has been a trailblazer for women's snowboarding, competing at both the inaugural snowboarding halfpipe event at the Nagano Olympic Games in 1998 and in the first-ever Snowboard Cross event at the Torino Games in 2006.
Just shy of a medal at both of her previous Olympic Games, Maëlle delivered the performance of her life to the delight of the fans in British Columbia becoming the first Canadian woman to win Olympic gold on home snow.
The winning athlete will be announced February 21, 2011 and will be honoured at Sport BC's Athlete of the Year Awards presented by TELUS on February 24.