Jean-Philippe Leguellec

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Jean-Philippe Le Guellec
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Le Guellec competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Personal information
Born (1985-07-31) July 31, 1985 (age 29)
Kingston, Ontario
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Professional information
World Cup debut 26 November 2005
Retired 23 March 2014
World Cup
Seasons 9 (2005/06–2013/14)
Individual wins 1
Individual podiums 1

Jean-Philippe Le Guellec (born July 31, 1985 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Canadian biathlete.[1]

Le Guellec began competing in the biathlon in 1999, and joined the national team in 2003. He had significant success at the Junior World Championships, winning two medals in youth races at Haute Maurienne in 2004, and a bronze medal as a junior two years later in Presque Isle.[2]

His best career season on the Biathlon World Cup circuit came in 2008/09, when he finished 32nd in the overall standings. This included his first two top 10 WC finishes, an 8th in the Hochfilzen pursuit and a 7th in the Antholz-Anterselva pursuit. His top finish in the Biathlon World Championships also came in Antholz-Anterselva, a 40th place in the 2007 individual race.[2]

Le Guellec competed in two events at the 2006 Olympics in Turin. His best showing came in the 20 kilometre individual, where he finished 48th.[3]

Le Guellec qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. On February 14, 2010, he finished sixth in the men's sprint, which was the highest he had ever placed in any even up to that point.[4]

His won first World Cup race on 1 December 2012 in Östersund, Sweden, where he won the sprint in the first World Cup for the season.[5]

Le Guellec retired from the sport at the end of the 2013-14 season.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jean-Philippe Le Guellec Biography and Statistics". Olympics at Sportsreference.com. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "IBU Datacentre profile". IBU Datacenter. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Torino 2006 Official Report – Biathlon" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved Sep 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ Ebner, Dave (2010-02-14). "Le Guellec finishes sixth in 10km sprint; Jay earns Gold". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  5. ^ Information from the IBU biography
  6. ^ "Retiring From Biathlon: Part 1, the Men". International Biathlon Union. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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