After enduring what seemed to be a career ending injury seconds before her run on the halfpipes at the Winter Olympics, Mercedes Nicoll describes her journey through recovery and the challenges she had to overcome. Her emotionally touching talk that strives to give the audience a better understanding of what it’s like to go through and deal with concussion.
Video production by Kyle Gomes, Ashli Forbes, Joana Lapurga, Zachary Moss, and Marshall Lu.
Mercedes Nicoll is the most decorated rider of the Canadian women’s halfpipe team, Nicoll has represented Canada at three Winter Olympic Games Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. In front of a home crowd in 2010 Nicoll rose to the occasion finishing in sixth place – Canada’s best result in halfpipe for both sexes in 2010. After a long recovery from a crash a the Sochi 2014 Winter Games where Mercedes suffered a concussion leaving her out of sport for 2 years, she is back on her board winning her 5th National Halfpipe title March 2016.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx