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
DisciplinesMoguls, Dual Moguls
Born (1994-03-25) March 25, 1994 (age 24)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut11 December 2010 (age 16)
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (201317)
Medals4 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons8th – (201100)
Wins14
Podiums41
Overall titles0 – (3rd in 2014)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in moguls in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Justine Dufour-Lapointe (born March 25, 1994) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She was the Olympic champion in the moguls event at the 2014 Winter Olympics and won a silver medal in moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The gold and silver she and her sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won in 2014 was the first time that Canadian sisters stood together on the podium, and the fourth time ever by all nations.[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 was the world champion in moguls at the 2015 World Championships has also won a silver and two other bronze medals in the moguls event at the Freestyle World Ski 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, Dufour-Lapointe 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]

The 2015 FIS World Championships were another event to for Dufour-Lapointe to build her elite status. At these championships, she began by first winning the World Championship title in the mogul's event, of her win she said "My plan was simple. I wanted to find a balance between speed and technique. I stayed calm and focused during the day. I was really in a zone. To get the Olympic gold medal and now the World Championship gold medal is a dream come true. I’ve grown so much since the Olympic and learned a lot. That experience helped me here."[8] She accompanied her gold medal with a silver medal performance in the dual moguls in Kreischberg, Austria.

Dufour-Lapointe went in to the 2018 Winter Olympics as an underdog and having trouble finding the podium with her usual regularity.[9] She would qualify for the finals and the third run against five other competitors for the medal. In the final run she finished in second place just one tenth of a second away from the gold medal. Dufour-Lapointe noted the distinction of her two Olympics saying "I feel so different than I was in Sochi. In Sochi, I was completely a kid, enjoying this life, not knowing what's going on around. But today... I know what to do, to focus on myself, my ski, my line, my moment, and that's all. Because if not, I won't be proud of me."[9]

Personal life[edit]

Dufour-Lapointe is currently a student doing Cégep distance education in humanities.[10] She is the youngest of three skiing sisters.

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[11]

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Overall Moguls
2011 16 13 4
2012 17 4 2
2013 18 7 2
2014 19 3 2
2015 20 4 2
2016 21 8 2
2017 23 12 3
2018 24 14 5

Race Podiums[edit]

  • 14 wins – (10 MO, 4 DM)
  • 43 podiums – (26 MO, 17 DM)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Place
1 2010–11 15 December 2010 France Méribel, France Dual Moguls 3rd
2 15 January 2011 Canada Mont Gabriel, Canada Dual Moguls 1st
3 12 March 2011 Sweden Åre, Sweden Dual Moguls 2nd
4 20 March 2011 Norway Myrkdalen-Voss, Norway Dual Moguls 3rd
5 2011–12 20 December 2011 France Méribel, France Dual Moguls 2nd
6 14 January 2012 Canada Mont Gabriel, Canada Dual Moguls 2nd
7 19 January 2012 United States Lake Placid, USA Moguls 2nd
8 28 January 2012 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 2nd
9 4 February 2012 United States Deer Valley, USA Dual Moguls 2nd
10 12 February 2012 China Beida Lake, China Moguls 2nd
11 18 February 2012 Japan Naeba, Japan Moguls 3rd
12 18 March 2012 France Megève, France Dual Moguls 1st
13 2012–13 15 December 2012 Finland Ruka, Finland Dual Moguls 2nd
14 22 December 2012 Austria Kreischberg, Austria Dual Moguls 3rd
15 26 January 2013 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 1st
16 2 February 2013 United States Deer Valley, USA Dual Moguls 2nd
17 2013–14 14 December 2013 Finland Ruka, Finland Moguls 2nd
18 4 January 2014 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 1st
19 9 January 2014 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 3rd
20 15 January 2014 United States Lake Placid, USA Moguls 1st
21 19 January 2014 Canada Val St. Côme, Canada Moguls 2nd
22 1 March 2014 Japan Inawashiro, Japan Moguls 1st
23 15 March 2014 Norway Voss-Myrkdalen, Norway Moguls 1st
24 16 March 2014 Dual Moguls 2nd
25 2014–15 3 January 2015 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 3rd
26 9 January 2015 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 2nd
27 10 January 2015 Dual Moguls 1st
28 29 January 2015 United States Lake Placid, USA Moguls 1st
29 15 March 2015 France Megève, France Dual Moguls 3rd
30 2015–16 23 January 2016 Canada Val St. Côme, Canada Moguls 1st
31 30 January 2016 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 2nd
32 4 February 2016 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 1st
33 6 February 2016 Dual Moguls 1st
34 2016–17 21 January 2017 Canada Val St. Côme, Canada Moguls 1st
35 28 January 2017 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 2nd
36 2 February 2017 United States Deer Valley, USA Moguls 2nd
37 11 February 2017 South Korea Pyeongchang, South Korea  Moguls 2nd
38 25 February 2017 China Thaiwoo, China Moguls 2nd
39 26 February 2017 Dual Moguls 3rd
40 2017–18 6 January 2018 Canada Calgary, Canada Moguls 3rd
41 20 January 2018 Canada Tremblant, Canada Moguls 1st
42 3 March 2018 Japan Tazawako, Japan Moguls 2nd
43 18 March 2018 France Megève, France Dual Moguls 3rd

Olympic results[edit]

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age  Moguls
Russia 2014 Sochi 19 1
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 23 2

World Championships results[edit]

  • 4 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age  Moguls Dual Moguls
Norway 2013 Voss 18 3 15
Austria 2015 Kreischberg 20 1 2
Spain 2017 Sierra Nevada 22 3 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Justine, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe win gold, silver in women's moguls". CBC Sports. February 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Freestyle Skiing Canada Profile". Freestyle Skiing Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Bilodeau highlights 4-medal day for Canadian freestylers". CBC Sports. January 16, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "Chloe Dufour-Lapointe Profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Canada's Kingsbury wins moguls world title, Bilodeau 2nd". CBC Sports. March 6, 2013.
  6. ^ Rod Perry (8 February 2014). "Dufour-Lapointe sisters could make history in women's moguls final". CBC News.
  7. ^ The Canadian Press (8 February 2014). "Dufour-Lapointe sisters win gold and silver in Olympic moguls". CTV News. Archived from the original on 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Justine Dufour-Lapointe queen of the moguls". January 17, 2015. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  9. ^ a b "The 'heart of a lion': Justine Dufour-Lapointe held nothing back en route to podium". CBC Sports. February 11, 2018.
  10. ^ http://olympic.ca/team-canada/justine-dufour-lapointe/
  11. ^ "Justine Dufour-Lapointe". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 6 February 2017.

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