2018 Olympics
Days
76
Hours
21
Mins
08
Secs
08

Elisabeth Vathje

Sport:Skeleton
Height:173cm
Weight:72kg
Birth Date:Mar. 17, 1994 (age 23)
Birth Place:Calgary
Residence:Calgary

Too old at 14 to start luge, and to young to start bobsleigh, Vathje was encouraged to take up skeleton at 14 years of age after her father, Jeff, was on a flight with the Canadian luge squad. She quickly turned heads around the world, Elisabeth was fast tracked on the pathway to the podium.

After winning a silver medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships, Elisabeth proved she is ready to carry the torch for Canada’s next generation of skeleton athletes after shocking the world by winning one gold, three silver and one bronze medal in her first year on the World Cup circuit during the 2014-15 campaign.

Elisabeth blasted onto the World Cup scene in 2014-15 with a silver medal in her first race in Lake Placid. She followed that up by winning on her home track in Calgary. Her rookie season was capped off with an impressive bronze-medal finish at the World Championships in Winterberg, Germany.

Now heading into her fourth year with the elite squad, Elisabeth has her has squarely focused on the podium, and earning a spot on the 2018 Olympic Team.

Outside of sport, Elisabeth enjoys mentoring junior high school girls and plays a little ukulélé

Career Highlights

  • 2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2
  • 2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 6 
  • 2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 5
  • 2017 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 4
  • 2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 1
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1  
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 6
  • 2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2
  • 2014 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1
  • 2015 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 2
  • 2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 2
  • 2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 3
  • 2014 – Junior World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 2        
  • 2014 – Europa Cup, Konigssee, GER: 3

World Championship Results

  • 2017 – World Championships, Konigssee, GER: 6 
  • 2016 – World Championships, Igls, AUT: 6
  • 2015 – World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 3
  • 2014 – Junior World Championships, Winterberg, GER: 2

World Cup Results

  • 2017 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2
  • 2017 – World Cup, Pyeongchang, KOR: 6
  • 2017 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 5
  • 2017 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 4
  • 2017 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 1
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 8
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 1  
  • 2016 – World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 10
  • 2016 – World Cup, Park City, USA: 6
  • 2016 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 9
  • 2016 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 10
  • 2015 – World Cup, Winterberg, GER: 9
  • 2015 – World Cup, Konigssee, GER: 9
  • 2014 – World Cup, Lake Placid, USA: 2
  • 2014 – World Cup, Calgary, CAN: 1
  • 2015 – World Cup, St. Moritz, SUI: 2
  • 2015 – World Cup, Igls, AUT: 2
  • 2015 – World Cup, Sochi, RUS: 6