Hudec made history in 2014 when he became the first Canadian in 20 years to win an alpine Olympic medal after tying for bronze in the super-G in Sochi, Russia. One of the world's most naturally gifted racers, Hudec has a unique personal story that begins with his family fleeing their Czech homeland in a boat when he was a young child. After spending time in a West German refugee camp, the Hudecs eventually settled in Alberta. Hudec's ski career is a testament to his perseverance, having fought back from multiple major knee surgeries and other serious injuries. Nicknamed Panda, he became the first Canadian to win the Lake Louise World Cup downhill in 2009. He also claimed a world championship silver medal that year.
1st – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Chamonix, FRA (2012)
1st – Downhill – FIS World Cup - Lake Louise, CAN (2007)
2nd – Downhill – World Ski Championships - Are, SWE (2007)
3rd - Super-G - Olympic Winter Games - Sochi, RUS (2014)
World Cup rankings
Birth date: 19/08/1981
Birth place: Sumperk, Czech Republic
Residence: Calgary, Alta.
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Ski club: Banff Alpine Racers
Made team: 1999
Sponsor: Blue Goose Capital Corp., pandaHAUS
Weight: 205 pounds