July 4, 1990 |
La Baie, Quebec
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (140 lb; 9.8 st)|
Valérie Maltais (born in La Baie, Quebec on July 4, 1990) is a Canadian short-track speed skater.
She began skating at the age of 6 and in 2009 was the Canadian Champion in the 1500m. In that same year she received a bronze medal in relay at the World Short Track Championships. She is set to compete for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the Ladies' 3000m relay.
Post-Olympics Maltais found success at the 2012 World Championships. There she won a bronze medal in a photo finish in the 1,000 m. With her success she qualified for the 3,000 m superfinal where she lapped her entire opposition and won the gold medal. Due to her results she also won the silver medal in the overall standings at the competition. In the finals of the relay however, teammate Marie-Eve Drolet fell and put the Canadians in fourth place and Maltais just missed winning a fourth medal at the event.
- Speed-skating Canada
- Vancouver 2010 Profile
- CTV on "Team Canada"
- "Charles Hamelin wins silver in 1,500-metres at worlds". CBC Sports. March 11, 2011.
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