Vincent Marquis

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Vincent Marquis
Personal information
Born (1984-04-15) April 15, 1984 (age 34)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle skiing

Vincent Marquis (born April 15, 1984 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian freestyle skier who currently resides in Quebec City. Vincent Marquis participates in moguls.

Skiing career[edit]

Marquis has been part of two historic sweeps of the medal podiums on the 2008-09 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup tour with Alexandre Bilodeau and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau.[1] Marquis also managed a bronze medal at the 2009 FIS Freestyle World Skiing Championships, the only male Canadian to podium in men's moguls. A career highlight includes winning the world cup event on his home Mount Gabriel course.

Marquis was part of the freestyle squad that went to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There Marquis qualified for the final with a score of 23.71 that was good enough for 12th. In the finals Marquis had a run of 25.88 as the 8th competitor to go, Marquis remained in the top 3 until the second last competitor started. At this point fellow Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau was on the course, Bilodeau finished in first place and pushed Marquis out of the medals.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His brother Philippe Marquis is on the national development squad for men's moguls. Vincent suffered an ACL tear in his knee in 2004, the surgery was performed by his father. Vincent is currently studying physiotherapy at Laval University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.freestyleski.com/en/index.php/2009/mission-not-so-impossible-%E2%80%93-canadian-mogul-men-sweep-again/ Canadian Men Sweep
  2. ^ Marc Weber (14 February 2010). "Bilodeau puts an end to hex". The Province. Retrieved 2010-02-16.[dead link]

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