Justine Dufour-Lapointe

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Justine Dufour-Lapointe
— Alpine skier —
FIS Moguls World Cup 2015 Finals - Megève - 20150315 - Justine Dufour-Lapointe 4.jpg
Justine Dufour-Lapointe in March 2015
Disciplines Moguls, Dual Moguls
Born (1994-03-25) March 25, 1994 (age 22)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut 11 December 2010 (age 16)
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2014)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 2 – (2013, 2015)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 6th – (201116)
Wins 12
Podiums 33
Overall titles 0 – (3rd in 2014)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in moguls in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Justine Dufour-Lapointe (born March 25, 1994) is a Canadian freestyle skier from Montreal, Quebec. She is the reigning Olympic champion in the moguls event as well as the reigning world champion from 2015 event. This was also the first time that Canadian sisters stood together on the podium, and the fourth time ever, when her sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won silver in the same event.[1] In winning the Olympics, she became the youngest freestyle skiing Olympic champion ever at nineteen years of age. Dufour-Lapointe was the FIS World Cup rookie of the year for the 2010–11 season.[2] Dufour-Lapointe has also won a bronze medal in the moguls event at the 2013 FIS World Championships.

Career[edit]

Justine Dufour-Lapointe started her young career during the 2010–11 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. During that season, she became the youngest female winner of an FIS World Cup moguls event at the age of 16, winning the event in Mont Gabriel.[3] She has two older sisters, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, who also compete in moguls.[4]

She won her first major medal the 2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Championships where she placed third, winning the bronze behind the dominant Hannah Kearney, who had won the gold medal. Dufour-Lapointe had fallen during her qualification, but managed to place a second run good enough to qualify for the final. This was a proud result for Dufour-Lapointe; given the adversity required to win the bronze, she stated, "I’m so happy about my medal today, but in fact it’s not the medal so much as the path that I took to get it. The path was tough but I made it."[5]

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Justine competed in Moguls along with her sisters Chloé and Maxime. This was the fifth time that three siblings have competed at the Winter Games in the same event.[6] Justine finished first overall in the event with a score of 22.44, with her sister Chloé placing second with a score of 21.66.[1] With the result, she became the youngest freestyle skiing champion ever at the Winter Games.[7] Thanks to the win, this earned the sisters' and Canada's first gold and silver medals of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Dufour-Lapointe said of the event with her sister and her excitement that "Holding Chloe's hand meant that I wasn't alone. I was in shock. I saw Chloe and I felt calm. Holding her hand, I knew it would feel more like home."[1]

Personal life[edit]

Dufour-Lapointe is currently a student doing Cégep distance education in humanities.[8] She is the youngest of three skiing sisters. She has recently been the most successful of the trio.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Moguls
2010–11 16 13 4
2011–12 17 4 2
2012–13 18 7 2
2013–14 19 3 2
2014–15 20 4 2
2015–16 21 8 2

Race Podiums[edit]

  • 12 wins – (8 MO, 4 DM)
  • 33 podiums – (18 MO, 15 DM)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2010–11 15 December 2010 France Méribel, France Dual Moguls 3rd
15 January 2011 Canada Mont Gabriel, Canada Dual Moguls 1st
12 March 2011 Sweden Åre, Sweden Dual Moguls 2nd
20 March 2011 Norway Myrkdalen-Voss, Norway Dual Moguls 3rd
2011–12 20 December 2011 France Méribel, France Dual Moguls 2nd
14 January 2012 Canada Mont Gabriel, Canada Dual Moguls 2nd
19 January 2012 United States Lake Placid, USA Moguls 2nd
28 January 2012 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 2nd
4 February 2012 United States Deer Valley, USA Dual Moguls 2nd
12 February 2012 China Beida Lake, China Moguls 2nd
18 February 2012 Japan Naeba, Japan Moguls 3rd
18 March 2012 France Megève, France Dual Moguls 1st
2012–13 15 December 2012 Finland Ruka, Finland Dual Moguls 2nd
22 December 2012 Austria Kreischberg, Austria Dual Moguls 3rd
26 January 2013 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 1st
2 February 2013 United States Deer Valley, USA Dual Moguls 2nd
2013–14 14 December 2013 Finland Ruka, Finland Moguls 2nd
4 January 2014 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 1st
9 January 2014 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 3rd
15 January 2014 United States Lake Placid, USA Moguls 1st
19 January 2014 Canada Val St. Côme, Canada Moguls 2nd
1 March 2014 Japan Inawashiro, Japan Moguls 1st
15 March 2014 Norway Voss-Myrkdalen, Norway Moguls 1st
15 March 2014 Dual Moguls 2nd
2014–15 3 January 2015 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 3rd
9 January 2015 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 2nd
10 January 2015 Dual Moguls 1st
29 January 2015 United States Lake Placid, USA Moguls 1st
15 March 2015 France Megève, France Dual Moguls 3rd
2015–16 23 January 2016 Canada Val St. Côme, Canada Moguls 1st
30 January 2016 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 2nd
4 February 2016 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 1st
6 February 2016 Dual Moguls 1st

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Moguls   Dual Moguls 
Russia 2014 Sochi 19 1 not held

World Championships results[edit]

  Year    Age   Moguls   Dual Moguls 
Norway 2013 Voss 18 3 15
Austria 2015 Kreischberg 20 1 2

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