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Quebec Olympic Athletes: Catherine Ward

Note: Written before the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

The Olympics started on: 12\2\2010 and Catherine Ward is going to participate and is hoping to win a gold medal in ice hockey. Catherine Ward was born in Longueil, Quebec, Canada on 27\2\1987. Her hometown is Montreal, Canada. Catherine Ward when playing ice hockey is the defense woman.

She is also a member of the 2008-2009 Continue reading

Quebec Olympic Athletes: Jasey-Jay Anderson

I’m going to talk to you about Jasey-Jay Anderson. He is an Olympic Snowboarder who is 34 years old and he was born in April of 1975.  He was born in Val-Morin, Quebec. Jasey-Jay’s parents were both ski instructors and his brother Jayme introduced him to snowboarding. At the age of 14 Jasey-Jay won his first medal. He won more than 24 gold medals.

Jasey-Jay loves to do a lot of things for example: water activites, such as canoeing, kayaking and surfing, but most are in summer such as hiking, kite boarding, mountain biking. For winter it’s snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The last hobby he has is painting. All of  these are cool hobbies and he loves them all. Continue reading

Quebec Olympic Athletes: Valérie Maltais

Valerie Maltais is a Canadian speed skater for the Olympics. She is a student. She was born in Canada in La Baie and her birth date is the 7th of April in 1990.Today,she is 20 years old and her height is 5.4(163 cm) and her weight is 52 kg (115 lbs). She has been starting to play since 2005. Her trainers are Martin Gagné, and Sébastien Cross. Her hobbies are to rollerblade, going to the movies, photography, the outdoors, cycling and to spend time with her friends, plus, she also has a club. It’s called Les F18 de La Baie: Canada.

Now for my opinion, I say Valérie is very talented and a very fast speed skater. I wonder why she chose that sport? Because she’s good at it, it’s her passion, as like her dream, or because she wanted to be famous and have fans plus it’s what she wants as a sport? I think it’s because it’s her passion and dream. I find it’s a good sport and looks fun to do. This was my Olympic person I’m interested in. I’m interested in it because maybe I’d want to do the same as her when I grow up.

To move on with the rankings, here are the latest results she made lately. For the World Championships,she got 3rd place in a 3000 meter Relay in 2009 at Vienna,AUT. For the World Team Championships, she got 4th place with her team in 2009 at Heerenveen, NED, and the World Cups, she won 3rd place in a 3000 meter Relay in 2009/2010 at Marquette,MI,USA plus a silver medal for the National Medals She mostly won 3rd place in Relays. Continue reading

Quebec Olympic Athletes: Joannie Rochette

Joannie Rochette is going to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She was born January 13th, 1986 in Montreal, Quebec. She measures 160 cm. tall. She has been a Canadian champion since 2005 and has been on the podium of the Canadian championships since the year 2000. She has also been on a commercial about a brand of cold medicine. Out of the skating rinks, Joannie Rochette works studying natural and health sciences at the College Andre-Grasset in Montreal.

She wouldn’t have gotten this far in her career without her coach Manon Perron who teaches her figure skating. She is right now practicing at Saint-Leonard, Quebec with Manon Perron and Natalie Martin.Although, she had other coaches like Sebastien Britten and Josée Normand.

When my mother went to school, Sébastien Britten was in her school. Also, I want to say that I have never done figure skating in my life because I am more concentrated on hockey. Although, I watch figure skating on the television but I always get dizzy looking at them spin!! It looked hard to do all these spins and jumps without loosing control of themselves.

At her first try in the Winter Olympic Games, Joannie Rochette ended up in 5th place. When she was classed 9th in the short program, she came up to the 5th position of the free program getting the best points for technique of these games. Continue reading

Quebec Olympic Athletes: Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron plays hockey for the Boston Bruins but will be part of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

I chose to write about hockey because my mom owned a hair salon and at the hair salon she cut hockey players’ hair (but not Patrice’s). Some of the hockey players names are: Baby Smith (he was the oldest player she knew),He played for the Montreal Canadiens. She also knew Brian Bellow, number 23 of the Montreal Canadiens who she was friends with and went to his cottage. Them came Paul Depietro, she also knew Mike Keane, Vincent Damphouse and Lyle Odeline who were all part of the team who won the Stanley Cup in 1993.

Patrice Bergeron play’s hockey for the Boston Bruins but will be part of Team Canada for the 2010 winter Olympics. Patrice was born on July 24’th 1985 at L’ancienne – Lorette, He weighs 194 pounds, His height is 6 ft 1 in, His position is center and he holds his hockey stick with his right hand. Continue reading