Climbing to the top takes hard work, tenacity, and the dedicated support of those around you. WealthCo has watched and cheered alongside Women’s Skeleton Athlete, Elisabeth Vathje, in her quest for Olympic gold for many years. We are proud to have sponsored the young athlete in her rise on the global stage, culminating most recently in a great showing at the most recent Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Saving the best for last, Vathje put in a strong final run in the women’s skeleton finals, earning her spot, once again, amongst the Top 10 in the world.
Entering into the final run of the women’s skeleton event on Sunday, the 23 year old Calgarian sat 8th out of 20 athletes. This was after an impressive timing of 52.01 during her second run on Friday. However despite a final time of 3.28.65, the young Canadian was unable to inch any closer to the podium and finished in 9th place overall. Vathje previously earned her first Crystal Globe in the World Cup standings with a third-place finish in Switzerland. Pyongchang marked the young athlete’s Olympic debut. Sporting a plaid and moose-antler themed helmet, Vathje represented Canada incredibly well on the international stage – showing the kind of dedication and perseverance that true winners embody. Each run progressively improved on the timing of the last throughout the competition, demonstrating Vathje’s tenacity against all odds. While the 2018 event is over, this young Canadian’s dreams live on – there is little doubt that her career will be long and inspiring for many years to come! WealthCo is proud to have sponsored Elisabeth Vathje in reaching her Olympic dreams. As part of our own dedication to supporting future leaders, we are honoured to have stood behind this strong and successful young woman. A huge congratulations for a great showing in the 2018 Olympics and making the world’s Top 10 in Pyeongchang, Elisabeth! PHOTO CREDIT: Elisabeth Vathje of Canada finishes her first run during the women's skeleton competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Photograph By Wong Maye-E, The Associated Press