Kim Lamarre

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Kim Lamarre
Personal information
Born (1988-05-20) May 20, 1988 (age 30)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada[1]
ResidenceLac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Websitekimlamarre.com
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle skiing

Kim Lamarre (born 20 May 1988) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She won Canada's first ever bronze medal in the women's slopestyle skiing event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Lamarre said of her surprise bronze that "This is surreal. I have no words to describe this feeling. I am so happy. I knew it was possible but I didn't put it as my main goal. I just wanted to make the finals and then land my run and see what happened."[2] The medal came after compatriot and gold medal favourite Kaya Turski failed to qualify for the finals. Despite this Canada still managed two medals in the event after Dara Howell won the gold medal.

Personal life[edit]

Lamarre's grandmother, Ginette Seguin, represented Canada at the 1956 Winter Olympics and competed in alpine skiing. She was 18th in the slalom, 33rd in downhill and 36th in giant slalom.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Freestyle Skiing Canada. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Kate Pettersen (February 11, 2014). "Dara Howell wins gold, Kim Lamarre bronze in ski slopestyle". CBC Sports.
  3. ^ https://www.rallyme.com/rallies/424
  4. ^ "Kim Lamarre". l’Équipe olympique canadienne. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  5. ^ Kingston, Gary (December 15, 2013). "Unheralded Quebec skier surprises at Sochi qualifier". Canada.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.

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