February 16, 2006
24 seconds with Emily Brydon
BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

Emily Brydon of Fernie, B.C., was 20th in yesterday's women's downhill race at San Sicario Fraiteve.

24 hours: Where's your fav slope in the world?

Emily Brydon: "Fernie! I grew up there, I love the powder skiing, it's a part of me."

24: How about your fav place outside Canada?

Brydon: "There's a lot of beautiful places in Europe. I have a hard time picking one. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy is gorgeous. St. Moritz has unlimited terrain. The smallest ones are often the most charming."

24: Talk about your previous Olympic experience in Salt Lake.

Brydon: "I was coming back from double knee surgery and that was my first race back. I was there as an athlete, but I wasn't there with my whole focus on skiing. There will be no regrets. I've been able to experience the Olympics as an athlete and spectator."

24: Why do you idolize tennis' Andre Agassi?

Brydon: "He represents what I think sports people should represent. He's a very gracious winner and a very gracious loser. He hasn't had an easy career. He really stuck to it and believed in himself when others didn't. He epitomizes what an athlete should be."