Brittany Hudak

 

A first time Paralympian in 2014, Brittany Hudak was introduced to cross-country skiing by none other than legendary Paralympian and Sochi Games teammate Colette Bourgonje. Hudak was an 18-year-old employee at a Canadian Tire store in Prince Albert, Sask. when Bourgonje introduced herself and provided information to Hudak on the sport. Hudak, who was born missing part of her left arm, was an active person involved in dancing, track and field, basketball and badminton but was still looking for her niche sport. Hudak immediately enjoyed the challenges of cross country skiing.

In her IPC World Cup debut in December 2013 at Canmore, Hudak was the top Canadian placing fourth in the five-kilometer women’s standing race which qualified her for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. The Prince Albert, Sask. resident had been competing domestically for only a year. She was just off the pace of Russian gold medallist Alena Kaufman.

Off the ski trails, Hudak is working towards her social work degree at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014 Paralympian… Fourth and top Canadian in World Cup debut (December 2013)…

PERSONAL

FAMILY: Daughter of Rhonda and Dave… has one brother.

GETTING INTO THE SPORT: Was introduced to cross country skiing by Colette Bourgonje.

ODDS AND ENDS: Won citizenship award in high school.

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Nordic skiing 15km Standing - Womens 10
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Nordic skiing 5km Standing - Womens 12
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Nordic skiing 1km Sprint Standing - Women 6
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Nordic skiing 4 x 2.5km Relay - Open 4