Tag Archives: 2010 Olympics

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