Jennifer Heil was born on April 11,1983 and is a Canadian freestyle skier from Spruce Grove, Alberta.
24 Facts About Jennifer Heil
Jennifer Heil won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics games in Turin, Italy and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which was Canada's first medal in those games.
Jennifer Heil has three world championship titles in total and two silver medals from the Worlds as well.
Over her career, Heil has won a record-tying five overall FIS World Cup Crystal Globe titles for freestyle skiing.
Jennifer Heil is involved with several charitable organisations including Because I am a Girl and Right to Play.
Jennifer Heil speaks to students across Canada along a theme of Dare to Dream, and hosts an annual "girls only" mogul skiing camp.
B2ten, created with the help of Jennifer Heil, is a privately run business model organisation with the intent of raising funds to support amateur Canadian athletes.
Jennifer Heil competed in her first Olympics at the 2002 Winter Olympics at the age of 18, finishing fourth in the moguls, just one-hundredth of a point out of a bronze medal.
Jennifer Heil then won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Jennifer Heil took part in extensive experimental training in order to prepare for the Olympic Games.
Jennifer Heil worked with one of Canada's leading sports psychologists, a strength trainer, and an athletic therapist daily.
Jennifer Heil took the 2008 season off in order to help heal her injured knees.
Jennifer Heil opted out of the last event before the games to give her fellow countrymen an opportunity to qualify for the games.
Jennifer Heil finished the qualification in second place, meaning she ran second-to-last in the final.
Jennifer Heil sat, watched, and waited as Hannah Kearney of the US had her final run.
Jennifer Heil was visibly distraught as many including herself expected her to win the gold medal.
Jennifer Heil had gone into the event as the reigning Olympic champion and favourite not only to win the gold, but Canada's first gold medal during a Canadian hosted Olympics ever.
The next day Jennifer Heil was seen on television celebrating her silver medal.
Jennifer Heil went on to say that she did not lose the gold but won the silver medal and was celebrating on stage at the medal ceremony.
Jennifer Heil said that she wants to win a third world championship next year in 2011, following that she would like to get on with her post-mogul career.
Jennifer Heil stated that she plans to continue her work in philanthropy.
Jennifer Heil is a management and political science student at Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Jennifer Heil is involved in several charities including Right to Play, a sports-based humanitarian agency, and Plan Canada's Because I am a Girl, a program that promotes girls' rights internationally.
Jennifer Heil has stated that she wishes to continue her efforts in these charities following her retirement.