a female Nordic skier during a race

Natalie Wilkie

Nordic Skiing

Natalie Wilkie burst onto the international scene at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. At age 17, she was the youngest member of the Canadian team.

She had made her Nordic skiing debut only months before at a home World Cup in Canmore, finishing fourth in all her cross-country events.

In South Korea, Wilkie prevailed over her more experienced rivals to take a much-celebrated gold in the women’s middle distance standing. She followed that up with bronze in the sprint and silver in the mixed relay.

As a result, she received the Canadian Paralympic Sport Award for Best Paralympic Debut by a Female Athlete.

Wilkie lost four fingers on her left hand in an accident during woodwork class at school in 2016. "I was planing a piece of wood. The wood kicked back so my hand went into the machine, and I was stuck for an hour."

She has competed in able-bodied cross-country skiing at national level in Canada. Her sister Isabelle competed in cross-country skiing at the 2018 British Columbia Winter Games.


Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 15km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 6
Women's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 3
Women's 7.5km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 1
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 2
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-17 4
Women's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 4
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 9999
Mixed Relay Final 2019-02-23 2
Women's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 2
Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint Standing Final 2022-03-05 15
Women's Long Distance Classic Standing Final 2022-03-07 1
Women's Sprint Free Standing Qualification 2022-03-09 1
Women's Sprint Free Standing Semifinal 1 2022-03-09 1
Women's Sprint Free Standing Final 2022-03-09 1
Women's Middle Distance Free Standing Final 2022-03-12 2
Mixed 4x2.5km Relay Final 2022-03-13 3