BOUDREAU-GAGNON Marie-Pier < Back  
Sport Artistic Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 03 Mar 1983 in Rivière-du-Loup, CAN
Height1.69 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Languages French, English
Higher education Business, Marketing - University of Quebec Montreal [UQAM]: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 1990.
Why this sport? "I had to do a sport, in my family it's a rule and when I saw Sylvie Frechette on TV at the Olympics it made me stay in my sport."
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Canada
Tournament Comen Cup
Location Geneva
General Interest
Hobbies Travel, discovering new sceneries and cultures, going to the theatre, movies and restaurants. (synchro.ca, 23 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, Canada, which she described as the best experience of her life. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Canadian cyclist and speed skater Clara Hughes. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Injuries In 2009 she suffered from multiple herniated discs in her back that put her out for two months. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She has to swim with her Olympic ring. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The worst enemy of excellence is comfort." (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours In 2010 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Aquatic Federation of Canada. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 23 Oct 2010)
Other information RETIREMENT
She and her 2012 Olympic Games synchronised swimming partner Elise Marcotte announced their retirement from the sport in September 2012. (theglobeandmail.com, 25 Sep 2012)