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Sport Artistic Swimming
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 27 Sep 1988 in L'Ancienne-Lorette, CAN
Height1.71 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation Student
Languages French, English
Higher education Business, Marketing - University of Montreal: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took swimming lessons at age five in Quebec City, QC, Canada.
Why this sport? She was taking swimming lessons and was too good for her age so her coaches told her parents that she had talent in the water. They offered to put her into synchro and she loved it.
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Canada
Tournament World Championships
Location Melbourne, VIC
General Interest
Hobbies Shopping, reading, watching films and spending time with friends. (Synchro Canada, 09 Jan 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in combo at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China. (theglobeandmail.com, 25 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Canadian synchronised swimmer Sylvie Frechette. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Injuries In 2009 she suffered from a shoulder injury which took three months to recover and she also had a torn ligament in the right shoulder. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Pain is temporary, pride is forever." (Athlete, 18 Mar 2007)
Awards and honours She was selected as Quebec City's Junior Athlete of the Year for 2006. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2007)

She was a finalist in the Junior Female Athlete of the Year category of the 2004 Canadian Sports Awards. (Canadian Sports Centre, 05 Feb 2007)
Other information RETIREMENT
She and her 2012 Olympic Games synchronised swimming partner Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon announced their retirement from the sport in September 2012. (theglobeandmail.com, 25 Sep 2012)