A skier for all seasons, Mielzynski excelled both on water and on snow as a young athlete growing up in Ontario, even claiming a silver medal at the 2006 World Water Ski Junior Championships. In March 2012, the Guelph, Ont. native made history in Ofterschwang, Germany, when she became the first Canadian since Betsy Clifford in 1971 to win a World Cup slalom race. She followed that outstanding result with her second career World Cup podium in 2013, placing third. Mielzynski narrowly missed a top-five slalom finish at the 2015 FIS World Championships in Vail/ Beaver Creek, Colorado, ending up in sixth. Mielzynski was Canada’s captain for the 2015 FIS World Championships team event, from which Team Canada claimed a silver medal.
1st – Slalom – FIS World Cup – Ofterschwang, GER (2012)
3rd – Slalom – FIS World Cup – Zagreb, CRO (2013)
5th – Slalom – FIS World Cup – Are, SWE (2012)
World Cup rankings
Birth date: 25/05/1990
Birth place: Brampton, Ont.
Residence: Collingwood, Ont.
Hometown: Collingwood, Ont.
Ski club: Georgian Peaks Ski Club
Made team: 2008
Sponsor: Polar Securities, Right to Play
Weight: 145 pounds