Brittany Hudak

Brittany Hudak (born June 2, 1993) is a Canadian biathlete and cross-country skier.[1]

Brittany Hudak
Personal information
Born (1993-06-02) June 2, 1993 (age 29)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Country Canada
SportPara-Nordic skiing
Disability classLW6/8

Early lifeEdit

Hudak was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan with only one arm.[2] She grew up participating in cross-country running and track and field. In 2011, at the age of 18, she was introduced to the sport and Paralympics by a former Paralympian 2014 teammate Colette Bourgonje.[3] She never heard of the sport of Paralympic Nordic skiing. Hudak was told about the opportunity to compete against other disabled athletes on a more level playing field.[2] She acknowledged that it wasn't easy at first, but was intrigued enough to keep going. She started out competing in Saskatchewan.[2]


In 2014, after only two-years in the sport, she beat one other athlete for a spot on Team Canada for the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.[2] Hudak was 2014-15 World Cup Overall Cross-Country Champion.[4] In December 2017, as part of Team Canada, she won bronze at the para-Nordic World Cup. In 2019, at the 13th World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George, British Columbia, she won silver in the mixed relay.[3]

At the 2018 Winter Paralympics, she won a bronze medal in the women's 12.5 kilometres biathlon event, which was her first Paralympic medal in her career.[5][6][7]

During the 2021-2022 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup season in December 2021, it made a stop in Canmore, Alberta. Hudak won for four gold and a silver. She won two golds and a silver in women's standing cross-country and two golds in biathlon.[8][9]

At the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Hudak captured her first medal of the games by winning bronze in the 15 km classical standing.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Alumni Profile: Brittany Hudak". 2017 Canada Games. Canada Games. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Whitfield, Janani (February 25, 2018). "From Prince Albert to Pyeongchang, one-armed skier knows no limits". CBC News. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Brittany Hudak". Canadian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "FasterSkier's Para-Nordic Skiers of 2015: Andy Soule and Oksana Masters". FastestSkier. May 15, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2022.
  5. ^ "Brittany Hudak wins bronze in Paralympic biathlon". Global News. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Prince Albert's Brittany Hudak wins bronze at Paralympics". The StarPhoenix. March 17, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "P.A.'s Hudak wins her first Paralympics medal". paNOW. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Small, Jordan (December 14, 2021). "Canada's Brittany Hudak starts season on fire with four world cup golds in Canmore". Rocky Mountain Outlook. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  9. ^ "Canada's Brittany Hudak wins biathlon gold at Para Nordic World Cup in Canmore". CBC Sports. December 11, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  10. ^ Ibrahim, Abdulhamid (March 7, 2022). "Canada's Wilkie races to gold, Hudak grabs bronze in women's cross-country race". CBC Sports. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  11. ^ Gustafson, Ian (March 7, 2022). "P.A.'s Brittany Hudak wins bronze medal in Paralympic Games". paNOW. Retrieved March 8, 2022.

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