Meaghan Simister


Known as an excellent starter, she qualified for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games but crashed in the third race … Veteran of five WC, with best result 9th in 2008 … Competed at World Cups since the 2002-03 season … Top result was 10th place, set twice in 2009-10.

Getting to know…

Routinely posts very strong starting times … Before every race, she must perform the same warm-up and listen to the same songs on her iPod … Mother, Tania, was a provincial champion show jumper in Saskatchewan … At the age of two, she started dance and gymnastics … Attends the University of Calgary for political science … Father, Bryan, played junior hockey for the Melville Millionaires.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2006 TurinLugeSingles - WomenDNF
2010 VancouverLugeSingles - Women25

Notable International Results

World Championship Results: 2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 18th 2008 (Oberhof, GER): 9th 2007 (Igls, AUT): 18th 2005 (Park City, USA): 22nd 2004 (Nagano, JPN): 16th

Career Notes

2009-10: Top World Cup result was 10th in Altenberg, GER. 2008-09: Finished 18th at WC ... Set a world start record on World Cup circuit ... Top World Cup result was 10th, at the Olympic venue in Whistler (02/20/09) and at Oberhof, GER ... 13th overall in the standings. 2007-08: Finished a strong 9th at WC ... Best World Cup result was 15th in Calgary. 2006-07: Member of World Cup team overall silver medallists ... Finished 18th at WC ... Set world start record on World Cup circuit ... Top World Cup result was 15th in Oberhof, GER. 2005-06: At first Olympic Winter Games, she crashed in the third run, was taken to hospital but suffered no breaks ... In World Cup, broke the top-20 all five times, earning her an Olympic berth ... Top World Cup result was 14th in Konigsee, GER. 2003-05: Placed 22nd at 2004 WC and 16th at 2005 WC ... Broke through in first complete World Cup season with an 11th-place finish (top Canadian woman) in Winterberg, GER (01/18/04). 2002-03: Competed for first time at four World Cup events ... Top result was 17th in Oberhof, GER.