François Boivin

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François Boivin
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Bad Gastein SBX, Heat 6 (Men): Alex Pullin (AUS), Koicho Ito (JPN), Francois Boivin (CAN), Damon Hayler (AUS).
Personal information
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 33)
Jonquière, Quebec, Canada
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Snowboarding
Event(s) Snowboard cross
Retired May 2012
Achievements and titles
World finals 2005 World Championships: Snowboard cross – Silver
Updated on 10 February 2015.

François Boivin (born 8 December 1982) is a Canadian snowboarder who competed in snowboard cross. He has represented Canada at two Winter Olympic games, won a silver medal at a World Championships, and won three bronze medals in World Cup competitions.

Boivin was born in Jonquière, Quebec.[1] He started snowboarding at the age of eight.[2] He has represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin where he placed tenth,[3] and at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver where he placed twelfth.[4] On the World Cup circuit, Boivin won bronze in 2004 at Berchtesgaden, 2005 at Sierra Nevada, and 2009 in La Molina.[5] At the 2005 World Championships, Boivin won a silver medal.[6]

Boivin retired in 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "François Boivin". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website. Canadian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "CANOE - 2006 GAMES TURIN ITALY - Boivin". http://slam.canoe.ca/. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Francois Boivin". The Province. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Blatchford, Andy (16 February 2010). "Silver snowboarder". Red Deer Advocate. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "BOIVIN Francois - Biography - List of Top 3 in World Cup". FIS-Ski.com. International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Andrew (28 January 2005). "Snowboarding the Canadian way". Pique Newsmagazine. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Olympic Silver Medalist Mike Robertson Retires along with National Team Veteran Francois Boivin and Journeyman Dan Csokonay". Canada~Snowboard (Press release). 29 May 2012. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 

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