This year the Winter Olympics are located in Vancouver, Canada. The Winter Olympics occur every 4 years.
The male Olympic athlete that I chose is Marc-Andre Bédard. He was born in Beauport, Quebec on February 19th, 1986. He is 23 years old and will celebrate his 24th birthday on February 19th during the 2010 Winter Olympics. He lives in Valcariter, Quebec, Canada.
Marc-Andre’s sport is the biathlon which he began at the age of 14 years old. An athlete that does biathlon is called a biathlete. He started to do biathlon when he was 14 years old. He has a role model which is Myriam Bédard. Myriam is a 1994 Olympic gold medalist. In 2004, Marc-André competed in his first relay event which was in a European race. Later, in 2006, it was his first individual race. Then, in 2008, he won in first place in a sprint event of the European Cup race. Continue reading
To me Vincent Marquis is a great athlete because he is going to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and he plays more than one sport also because he suffered an ACL surgery and is currently going to the Olympic 2010 in Vancouver!!!
Why did I choose to write about Marquis – for two great reasons!
1# I like skiing I learned how to ski yesterday,and I LOVED it a lot.
2# Also I chose him because he is not very old and he is a great athlete. He does freestyle skiing. I learned how to ski yesterday but still I like it and it is fun.
Now I will tell you who Vincent Marquis is. Vincent Marquis is a freestyle skier. Marquis was born in 1984 in Quebec City (Quebec). He measures 5 ft 8 inches high and he weighs 159 lbs. He is currently 26 years old. Marquis already won a freestyle ski World Cup Tour in 2008 with Alexander Bilodeau and also Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau. Continue reading