Manuel Osborne-Paradis

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Manuel Osborne-Paradis
— Alpine skier —
Manuel Osborne-Paradis.jpg
Osborne-Paradis in 2008
Disciplines downhill, Super-G
Club Whistler Mountain S.C.
Born (1984-02-08) February 8, 1984 (age 33)
North Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
World Cup debut 8 January 2005 (age 20)
Website mannyski.com
Olympics
Teams 3 – (2006, 2010, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 6 – (200509, 1317)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 12th – (200511, '1317)
Wins 3 – (2 DH, 1 SG)
Podiums 11 – (10 DH, 1 SG)
Overall titles 0 – (16th in 2010)
Discipline titles 0 – (4th in DH in 2010)

Manuel Osborne-Paradis (born February 8, 1984) is a Canadian World Cup alpine ski racer.

Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Osborne-Paradis grew up racing for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. His first World Cup podium came in November 2006 at the Bombardier Winterstart men's downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. His first victory was at the downhill of Kvitfjell in March 2009.

In April 2008, he joined forces with teammate Mike Janyk to provide a four-day training camp free of charge to underprivileged Canadian racers from around British Columbia. The camp, known locally as the "Cowboys Camp", took place on Whistler Mountain. but known in the community as Mike & Manny Camp.

On January 29, 2011, Osborne-Paradis crashed badly at the downhill race in Chamonix, France, and was airlifted by helicopter and treated for a broken leg and torn knee ligament. He missed the 2011 World Championships and the remainder of the 2011 season, as well as the 2012 season.

Osborne-Paradis was a surprise bronze medalist in super-G at the 2017 World Championships, behind teammate Erik Guay and Norway's Kjetil Jansrud. Racing in bib number 26, outside the top group of racers, he won the medal on his 33rd birthday.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2005 21 93 50 37
2006 22 77 45 29 40
2007 23 38 12
2008 24 32 33 6
2009 25 25 30 5
2010 26 16 9 4
2011 27 60 27 28
2012 28 out for season: injured in January 2011
2013 29 43 30 13
2014 30 41 27 18
2015 31 33 25 14
2016 32 54 33 21
2017 33 28 20 11
  • Standings through 15 March 2017

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (2 DH, 1 SG)
  • 11 podiums – (10 DH, 1 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 25 Nov 2006 Lake Louise, Canada downhill 2nd
20 Jan 2007 Val-d'Isère, France Downhill 3rd
2008 13 Jan 2008 Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 3rd
2009 20 Dec 2008 Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 3rd
6 Mar 2009 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 1st
7 Mar 2009 Downhill 3rd
2010 29 Nov 2009 Lake Louise, Canada Super G 1st
19 Dec 2009 Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 1st
16 Jan 2010 Wengen, Switzerland Downhill 2nd
2015 29 Nov 2014 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
7 Mar 2015 Kvitfjell, Norway Downhill 2nd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 21 19 17
2007 23 9
2009 25 DNF DNF
2011 27 injured, did not compete
2013 29 16 18
2015 31 DNF 21
2017 33 3

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

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 22 20 13 DNS
2010 26 DNF 17
2014 30 24 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunbar, Graham (February 8, 2017). "Canada's Erik Guay wins super-G world title, Osborne-Paradis takes bronze". CBC Sports. The Associated Press. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 

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