- Marital status
- Calgary, AB, CAN
- Higher education
- Engineering - University of Calgary: Canada
- Reading, skiing, mountain biking, scuba diving, hiking, water sports, playing the guitar, watching television, knitting. (Facebook page, 04 Jun 2017; NOC Media Guide, 2014)
- She broke her right ankle in a crash two weeks into training for the 2007/08 World Cup circuit. It forced her to miss the entire season. (ctvolympics.ca, 18 Feb 2009)
- Why this sport?
- She had been an alpine skier as a child but did not enjoy having to navigate through the gates, she just wanted to go fast. Her mother signed her up for a luge camp when Gough's friend Sam Edney took up the sport.
- Name of coach
- Wolfgang Staudinger [national], GER
- When and where did you begin this sport?
- She took up luge at age 13 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB, Canada.
- Athlete, Student
- Sporting philosophy / motto
- "Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." [US author Mary Anne Radmacher] (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
- Other information
- NATIONAL FIRSTS
In 2011 she became the first luger representing Canada to win a singles World Cup event when she was victorious in Paramonovo, Russian Federation. Earlier in the same year she had become the first female luger representing Canada to claim a medal at the world championships when she took bronze in the singles event in Cesana Pariol, Italy. (olympic.ca, 30 Jan 2013; luge.ca, 02 Jun 2012; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Feb 2011)
She missed the final three World Cup races of the 2015/16 season to focus on her engineering degree at University of Calgary, AB, Canada. "After the Sochi Games, I needed to make some strides on what comes next. Knowing that I have a plan and my degree to complete, my life outside of luge is all in a really great place." (cbc.ca, 24 Nov 2016)
- Husband Scott Sissons