Natalie Wilkie

About

Date of birth:
January 21, 2001
Place of birth:
Salmon Arm, BC
Hometown:
Salmon Arm, BC
Club:
Larch Hills Nordic
Coach:
Robin McKeever
Wax Technician:
Ian Daffern
Years on Senior National Team:  2
Equipment:

Skis: Fischer
Boots/Bindings: Fischer
Poles: KV

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:
Natalie Wilkie was Canada’s youngest athlete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. She made a remarkable Games debut at age 17 with a gold, silver, and bronze in cross-country skiing.

Building on her Games debut, Natalie snagged a couple of silver medals at her first World Championships on home snow in Prince George, B.C. last year. Natalie also captured her first three medals on the Para-Nordic World Cup in 2019, including a gold to cap off the season in Sapporo, Japan.

Now one of the top athletes on the international circuit, Natalie wasted no time introducing herself to the world. Natalie posted three fourth-place finishes in her first World Cup in December which qualified her for the Paralympic Team.

A high-performance junior cross-country skier in British Columbia, Natalie was invited to the Para-Nordic program following a workshop accident at school where she lost four fingers on her left hand.

Natalie is a member of both the able-bodied BC Nordic Team and the Canadian Para-Nordic Team… She was selected for the BC Nordic team following her bronze-medal finish at cross-country ski nationals in March 2017.

Personal:
Natalie lost four fingers on her left hand in a school woodshop accident in 2016. Hers sister Isabelle is also a competitive skier who competed in cross country skiing at 2018 B.C. Winter Games.

Notable Results

Career Highlights:
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR:  1 (7.5 km cross country)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 2 (4X2.5 km relay cross country)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (cross country sprint)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 6 (15 km cross country)
2017 Para-Nordic World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 4 (cross country sprint)
2017 Para-Nordic World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 4 (7.5 km cross country)
2017 Para-Nordic World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 4 (15km cross country)

Full Results

Olympic Results:
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 1 (7.5 km cross country)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 2 (4X2.5 km relay cross country)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (cross country sprint)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 6 (15 km cross country)

World Championship Results:
2019 – World Para-Nordic Ski Championships, Prince George, CAN: 2 (cross country long classic), 4 (cross country middle skate), 2 (mixed relay), 4 (cross country sprint skate)

World Cup Results:
2019 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Sapporo, JPN: 2 (cross country middle skate), 1 (cross country short classic)
2019 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 4 (cross country short skate), 2 (cross country sprint classic)
2017 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 4 (cross country sprint), 4 (7.5 km cross country), 4 (15km cross country)

National Results:
2017 – National Juvenile Championships: 3 (5km cross country skate)