Valérie Hould-Marchand

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Valérie Hould-Marchand
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Women's synchronized swimming
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Solo

Valérie Hould-Marchand (born May 29, 1980 in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada) was a Canadian competitor in synchronized swimming and Olympic medalist.


Hould-Marchand was a member of the Canadian team that received a silver medal in the team event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She would go on to win gold in two major competitions, the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the solo event[1] and 1999 Pan American Games in the team event.[2] She became embroiled in a dispute with the national synchronized swimming organization over her choice of solo routine, despite expectations for her to be part of the 2000 Summer Olympics, Hould-Marchard refused to change her routine and was expelled from the national team.[3]


  1. ^ "Commonwealth Games Federation - Commonwealth Countries". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Pan American Games - Swimming and Diving". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Valérie Hould-Marchand: le besoin de créer | Jean-François Tardif | Jean-François Tardif". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 30 May 2017. 

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