One of three moguls skiing sisters, middle child Chloé Dufour-Lapointe was the first to compete at the Olympic Games, finishing fifth as an 18-year-old at Vancouver 2010. Ready to make a move onto the podium at Sochi 2014, one of toughest competitors will be younger sister Justine.
Dufour-Lapointe was a double medallist at the 2007 World Junior Championships, winning gold in dual moguls and bronze in moguls when she was just 15. She made her World Cup debut in December of that year, just after her 16th birthday. She went on to earn the 2007-08 FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year on the strength of six top-10 finishes. In March 2009 she reached her first World Cup podium.
Having grown up idolizing two-time Olympic champion Jenn Heil, Dufour-Lapointe had the honour of racing directly against Heil in her final world championship appearance in 2011. Heil won the final dual moguls showdown, but that gave Dufour-Lapointe the silver, her first world championship medal. Two years later Dufour-Lapointe moved to the top of the podium, winning the dual moguls at the 2013 World Championships.
2013 FIS World Champion (dual moguls)… 2011 FIS World Silver Medallist (dual moguls)… 2008 FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year…
Getting Into Sport: Started in freestyle skiing at age 10 after watching older sister Maxime compete for two years… After watching Jenn Heil compete at a World Cup in Mont-Tremblant, she told herself that one day she would be there as well… Outside Interests: Loves surfing and fashion… Studying fashion marketing at Cégep Marie-Victorin… Odds and Ends: Motto: Live in the moment… Nickname: Coco…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
Olympic Winter Games: 2010 – 5th
FIS World Championships: 2013 – 8th (moguls), GOLD (dual moguls); 2011 – 22nd (moguls), SILVER (dual moguls); 2009 – 28th (moguls), 15th (dual moguls)