Canadian Olympic silver medalist Mike Riddle of Edmonton, Alberta retired from freestyle skiing on Tuesday at the age of 32. Riddle won a silver medal for Canada in men’s halfpipe skiing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
In addition to winning Olympic silver, Riddle won two medals in his career at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships. He won the gold medal at the 2011 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Deer Valley, Utah and a silver medal at the 2017 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
Riddle represented Canada in a remarkable era of freestyle skiing at the 2011 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Deer Valley. He helped Canada win one of eight gold medals. The others were two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau of Rosemere, Quebec (men’s dual moguls), Warren Shouldice of Calgary, Alberta (men’s aerials), Christopher Del Bosco of Montreal, Quebec (men’s ski cross), Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Heil of Spruce Grove, Alberta (women’s moguls and women’s dual moguls), Rosalind Groenewoud of Calgary, Alberta (women’s halfpipe) and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, British Columbia (women’s ski cross).
In addition to Riddle’s Olympic silver medal and two medals at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships, he won eight World Cup medals, including four World Cup gold medals. His World Cup gold medals came on March 12, 2008 in Valmalenco, Italy, on January 11, 2013 in Cooper Mountain, Colorado, on March 25, 2013 in Sierra Nevada, Spain and on March 12, 2015 in Tignes, France.