Emily Brydon in start, Lake Louise Downhill 2003
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Emily Brydon - Lake Louise Downhill 2003
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Sport BC is pleased to announce that Emily Brydon of Fernie, BC is this year's recipient of the Harry Jerome Comeback Award sponsored by the Worker's Compensation Board. She will receive this award at the 38th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Presented by Telus to be held Tuesday, March 9th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver. This award honours the late great Harry Jerome for the athlete that best defines the meaning of coming back to excel in their sport after an unusual and devastating setback (injuries, illness, etc.)

Emily's best result at the World Championships came in February 2001 in St. Anton Austria, when she finished seventh in the combined event. Unfortunately, the next day was tragic. During the middle part of a downhill race, she had a spectacular crash. The diagnosis: Complete tear of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in her right knee. She flew back to Canada and immediately had the reconstructive surgery and spent 6 months in rehabilitation. In the next season, November 2001, she gets back on the snow and began racing. Then it happened