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March 18, 2016

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association
 Date of Birth: 18/10/74
 Place of Birth: Scarborough, ON
 Residence: Sharon, ON
 Height: 5'8"
 Weight: 128 lbs
 Years on National Team: 8

  One of Canada's most successful women's aerialists, Veronica's Brenner career came to a sudden halt in the fall of 2000 when she seriously injured her knee during training at Fortress Mountain, Alta. She underwent surgery and missed all of last season.

  In 1996-1997 she was the World Cup Grand Prix champion and placed third on aerials at the world championships. Heading into the Nagano Olympics, Brenner was one of Canada's top gold medal contenders but placed a disappointing ninth.

  This season she's made a remarkable comeback. Brenner won gold at the World Cup stop in Mont-Tremblant and followed with a bronze a week later at Lake Placid.

  "My confidence is coming back and I'm in the rhythm," she said. "Coming back from the injury is the hardest thing I've ever done. When I first jumped on the snow this year it was like starting all over again. But now I'm getting back to what I used to do."

  When she doesn't dazzle crowds with her acrobatics, Brenner is providing some in-depth background to her life as an Olympian with her athlete diary contributions to a major American media.

What Canada Did
Feb. 18 - Women's aerials: Veronica Brenner, Sharon, Ont., wins silver medal
Feb. 16 - Women's aerials: Veronica Brenner, Sharon, Ont., was eighth, advanced

Veronica Brenner Photos
Silver medallist Veronica Brenner competes
Veronica Brenner twists in the air
Camplin, Brenner and Dionne celebrate
Veronica Brenner pumps her fist to celebrate

2002 Games Freestyle Skiing Coverage

Inside Freestyle Skiing

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