François Boivin
  • Born: 12/08/1982
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Birthplace: Jonquière, Quebec

François Boivin is a two-time Olympian who competed in snowboard cross at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. He posted a 10th place finish in Turin before placing 12th in Vancouver. The highlight of Boivin’s career was his silver medal at the 2005 FIS Snowboard World Championships in Whistler. He also recorded three World Cup podium finishes.

World Championship Results

2011 (La Molina, ESP): 7th – snowboard cross 2009 (Gangwon, KOR): 11th – snowboard cross 2007 (Arosa, SUI): 11th – snowboard cross 2005 (Whistler, CAN): Silver – snowboard cross 2003 (Kreischberg, AUT): 14th – snowboard cross; 22nd – parallel giant slalom; 36th – parallel slalom 2001 (Madonna di Campiglio, ITA): 34th – snowboard cross; DNF – parallel giant slalom

Career Notes

2009-10: Top World Cup result was 4th in Veysonnaz, SUI … Won bronze at Australia/NewZealand Cup in Mt. Hotham, AUS. 2008-09: Finished 11th at WC … Won Nor-Am Cup gold at Mont-Tremblant, Que … Captured bronze at World Cup in La Molina, ITA. 2007-08: Best World Cup result 16th at Valle Nevado, CHI … Placed 15th at National Championships. 2006-07: Was gold medallist at Nor-Am Cup in Copper, USA … Also recorded two 4th-place Nor-Am Cup finishes, part of six top-10 results … Finished 4th at South American Cup race in El Colorado, CHI … Had two top-10 World Cup results at Lake Placid, USA … Placed 11th at WC. 2005-06: Competed at first Olympic Winter Games, finishing 10th … Had 3 top-10 finishes on World Cup circuit, including two in Whistler, B.C. … Placed 10th at Nor-Am Cup in Avila, QUE. 2004-05: WC silver medallist in Whistler, B.C. (1/16/2005) … Captured bronze at World Cup in Sierra Nevada, ESP … Won gold and two silver on Nor-Am Cup tour. 2003-04: Won first World Cup medal, bronze, in Berchtesgaden, GER (2/7/2004) … Nabbed bronze at Europa Cup in Bad Gastein, AUT … Captured bronze at National Championships in Quebec. 2002-03: Competed in snowboard cross, parallel GS and parallel slalom at WC – best result 14th in snowboard cross … Recorded two top-10 World Cup results … Also notched two top-10 finishes in parallel GS – one on Nor-Am Cup circuit and one on Europa Cup tour. 2001-02: Was Junior WC bronze medallist at Rovaniemi, FIN and also won Junior WC title in parallel GS … Captured silver and parallel GS gold on Nor-Am Cup tour … Three top-10 results on World Cup tour. 2000-01: Competed at first WC … Won bronze at National Championships in Big White, B.C. 1999-00: Placed 7th at Junior WC in Berchtesgaden, GER. 1998-99: Won bronze in parallel slalom at FIS Race in Mont Ste. Anne, Que. 1997-98: 46th in first National Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Que.

Personal

Son of Pierre and Sandra … Son Zack … Grandfather played for Chicoutimi Sagueneens of QMJHL … Favourite activities outside of sports are spending time with family, skydiving and moutain biking.

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