Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon

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Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1983-03-03) March 3, 1983 (age 32)
Rivière-du-Loup, Canada
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming
Club Montréal Synchro Club

Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon (born March 3, 1983 in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec) is a Canadian synchronized swimmer and four times Commonwealth Games gold medalist. She first became interested in synchronized swimming at the age of seven after watching Sylvie Fréchette on television, and has been a member of Synchro Canada's national team since 1998.

Marie-Pier represented Canada in the women's solo event at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games Gagnon won two gold medals in the women's solo and women's duet (with Isabelle Rampling). She repeated this feat at the following Commonwealth Games with a further two golds.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Marie-Pier finished in sixth place with partner Isabelle Rampling in the women's duet.[1] She returned to 2012 Summer Olympics where an improved performance in the women's duet[2] saw her finish in fourth place with Élise Marcotte.[3]

Shortly after the London Olympics, Boudreau Gagnon announced her retirement from competitive sports.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon Olympic Results". sports-reference. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Butcher, Louis (August 7, 2012). "Canadian synchro duo dread Olympic judges". London Free Press. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Olympic Godzilla' Is Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, Canadian Synchronized Swimmer". Huffington Post. August 14, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Canada’s top synchro swimmers Boudreau-Gagnon and Marcotte calling it a career". The Globe and Mail. September 25, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 

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