Justine Dufour-Lapointe

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Justine Dufour-Lapointe
Personal information
Born(1994-03-25) March 25, 1994 (age 19)
Montréal, Quebec
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight54.3 kg (120 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle skiing
 
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Justine Dufour-Lapointe
Personal information
Born(1994-03-25) March 25, 1994 (age 19)
Montréal, Quebec
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight54.3 kg (120 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle skiing

Justine Dufour-Lapointe (born March 25, 1994) is a Canadian freestyle skier from Montréal, Quebec. She was the FIS World Cup rookie of the year for the 2010-11 season.[1] At the 2013 FIS World Championships Dufour-Lapointe won a bronze medal in the moguls event.

Career[edit]

Dufour-Lapointe started her young career during the 2010–11 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. During that season she became the youngest female winner of an FIS World Cup moguls event at the age of 16, winning the event in Mont Gabriel.[2] She has an older sister Chloé Dufour-Lapointe who also competes in moguls.[3]

She won her first major medal the 2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Championships where she placed third winning the bronze behind the dominant Hannah Kearney who had won the gold medal. Dufour-Lapointe had fallen during her qualification but managed to place a second run good enough to qualify for the final. This was a proud result for Dufour-Lapointe give the adversity required to win the bronze, she stated that "I’m so happy about my medal today, but in fact it’s not the medal so much as the path that I took to get it. The path was tough but I made it."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freestyle Skiing Canada Profile". Freestyle Skiing Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bilodeau highlights 4-medal day for Canadian freestylers". CBC Sports. January 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Chloe Dufour-Lapointe Profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Canada's Kingsbury wins moguls world title, Bilodeau 2nd". CBC Sports. March 6, 2013. 

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