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March 18, 2016

 Date of Birth: 20/04/77
 Place of Birth: Victoria, BC
 Residence: Pemberton, BC
 Height: 5'8"
 Weight: 155 lbs

  Mike Michalchuk, regarded as arguably the most spectacular and most daring halfpipe rider in the world, heads to his second Olympic Games having qualified for the team at the cut-off date on January 13. He reached the final at the Nagano Games and placed eighth.

  This season he has been somewhat inconsistent although he has posted three top-10 results to stand eighth overall in the World Cup halfpipe standings. That includes a bronze at the World Cup stop this past December in Whistler.

  Michalchuk was the first to land a double backflip in the halfpipe and he invented another trick that's now in his name. He also landed one of the richest sponsorship deals in snowboarding with Nike reported at $1 million for three years.

  "He is just an amazing rider," said Canadian national team coach Tom Hutchison. "He certainly stands a great chance to win the gold medal."

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Feb. 11: Mike Michalchuk, Calgary, was 27th in a field of 33, eliminated.

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