Mellisa Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth in Calgary (2010)
Personal information
BornOctober 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) (age 42)
Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Turin Women
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2000 Igls Women
Silver medal – second place 2012 Lake Placid Women
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Königssee Women
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Königssee Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Lake Placid Mixed team

Mellisa Hollingsworth (born October 4, 1980) is a retired Canadian athlete who competed from 1995 to 2014. She won the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Hollingsworth also won a silver in the women's skeleton event at the 2000 FIBT World Championships in Igls, Austria. She won the women's Skeleton World Cup overall title both in 2005–06 and in 2009–10.

Hollingsworth is the cousin of Ryan Davenport, who won three medals in the men's skeleton event at the FIBT World Championships in the late 1990s.

Hollingsworth participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. After three runs, she was in second position behind Amy Williams of Great Britain. However, in the final run, despite a personal best start time of 4.93 seconds, Hollingsworth fell behind and ended up finishing fifth overall.[1]

Hollingsworth retired after participating in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. [2]

In summer 2018, Hollingsworth competed on The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition with barrel racer Nancy Csabay.[3] They finished in 5th place.[4]


  1. ^ Jeff Blair and Allan Maki (2010-02-19). "Hollingsworth falls short of podium". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  2. ^ "Mellisa Hollingsworth begins her last medal mission". Red-Deer-Advocate.
  3. ^ "Barrel Racer Takes on The Amazing Race Canada". Horse-Canada. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  4. ^ "Amazing Race Canada: Muertos and mercado in Mexico City". TV, eh?. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2018-08-29.