Melanie Robillard at the 2010 Winter Olympics
3 October 1982 |
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
Melanie Robillard (born October 3, 1982 in Sussex, New Brunswick) is a curler originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She currently coaches the Spanish national team, and lives in Madrid, where she works as an office manager.
As a junior, Robillard curled for Jenn Hanna's team in 2000 as her lead. The rink would lose in the Ontario provincial junior finals that year, to Julie Reddick. In 2002, Robillard skipped her own team to the provincial junior finals, but lost once again to Reddick. Robillard, who has a German mother, officially played alternate for the German team at the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, but ended up playing second for seven of the eleven matches. Later on in the year, she played lead for the German mixed team that won the gold medal at the 2008 European Mixed Curling Championship. She competed on the German women's teams, skipped by Andrea Schöpp, as second in the 2010 Winter Olympics, and as third in the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, which they won.
In 2011, she coached both the Spanish men's and women's teams at the European Curling Championships.
Robillard formerly studied law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She currently works as an office manager for an investment firm. She speaks French, English, German and Spanish. She is married to fellow curler Antonio Mollinedo.
In 2005, Robillard posed topless for a calendar to promote women's curling.
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