Emma Archibald

Á propos

Date de naissance:
April 16th, 2003
Lieu de naissance:
Mississauga, ON
Lieu de résidence:
Fall River, NS
Scotia XC Ski Club
Sheila Kealey and Daniel Murray
Ian Daffern, UOttawa Ski team, NS ski team
Nombre d’années au sein de l’équipe senior:  2

Skis: Fischer/ Rossi
Boots/Bindings: Salamon/Atomic
Poles: N/A



Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing: 

Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and clubbed feet, Emma’s early life presented her with challenges that she confronted with incredible resilience. In 2019 she attended a Paralympic search camp, where she was identified for 7 different sports including cross-country skiing. Of all the sports, cross-country skiing stood out, and after a Nordiq Canada Para development camp in Canmore AB she received her classification, and got her first taste of Para nordic skiing. After the camp, she joined Scotia XC club and honed in her skills during the Covid-19 Pandemic. By the time the 2023 Canada winter Games came to Prince Edward Island, Emma was ready to prove her strength in the sport coming away with 2 Gold, and a Silver Medal.

Personal life: 

Her resolve to overcome obstacles continued to shine as she pursued her education at the University of Ottawa. Currently entering her third year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Emma’s dedication to her studies is unwavering. She has demonstrated her capacity for leadership taking up the mantle of Women’s Team Captain this year, setting an example for her peers and contributing to the unity and success of the team. Emma’s journey takes a thrilling turn as she prepares to balance her academic commitments with her passion for racing. Her upcoming winter semester will see her transition to part-time studies, allowing her to focus on her athletic pursuits and dedicate time to racing.

Faits saillants remarquables

2x National gold medalist (Whistler and TBay) 

U.S. Paralympic Nationals + Continental Cup, Utah, U.S.A.

Jan 2 – 3, 2023

2 x silver:  Sprint Classic, Distance Free Technique/Skates 5 km

CWGs PEI 2023 (Team Nova Scotia)

Gold – Feb 28, PN Standing Classic 2.5 km

Silver – Mar 1, PN Standing Classic Sprint 1.2 km

Gold – Mar 1, PN Standing Freestyle Distance 5 km

Ontario University Athletics Championships (OUAs)

Feb 22 – 24, 2023

2 x gold:  Sprint, Distance

Eastern Canadian Championships (2022 & 2023)

2 x gold:  Sprint Freestyle, Classic Distance

Coupe Skinouk

Jan 20-21, 2023

2 x gold: Skate, Freestyle

Candy Cane Cup, Gatineau, QC

2022 & 2023

– 2 x gold:  Classic Sprint 1.5 km, Distance Free Technique/Skate 5 km

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