At Vancouver 2010, Joannie Rochette captured the bronze medal for Canada’s first Olympic medal in the ladies’ event since Calgary 1988. She showed incredible strength to reach the podium.
Just two days before the short program, her mother Therese passed away after arriving in Vancouver. Rochette chose to honour her biggest supporter and compete. With the entire country behind her, she performed a brilliant short program. Two days later her free skate locked up the medal.
Rochette had gone into the Vancouver Games as the World silver medallist.
World Championship Results
2009 (Los Angeles, USA): Silver 2008 (Gothenburg, SWE): 5th 2007 (Tokyo, JPN): 10th 2006 (Calgary, USA): 7th 2005 (Moscow, RUS): 11th 2004 (Dortmund, GER): 8th 2003 (Washington D.C., USA): 17th
2009-10: Canadian champion … On Grand Prix circuit, won gold at Skate Canada International, bronze at Cup of China … At Grand Prix Final, was 5th. 2008-09: First Canadian woman in 21 years to win medal at WC, capturing silver (03/28/09) … Won silver at ISU Four Continents event … Canadian champion … Finished fourth at Grand Prix Final … Finished second in singles at World Team Trophy in Tokyo … Won gold at Trophée Eric Bompard (Grand Prix) and Skate Canada International. 2007-08: Finished 5th at WC … Won silver at ISU Four Continents … Canadian champion … Won bronze at Cup of Russia. 2006-07: Finished 10th at WC … Captured bronze at ISU Four Continents … Canadian champion … Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard. 2005-06: First-time Olympian, finished 5th … Finished 7th at WC … Canadian Champion … Finished 4th at Trophée Eric Bompard … Captured gold at Skate Canada International. 2004-05: Placed 11th at WC … Won bronze at ISU Grand Prix Final, biggest career result to date … Won gold at Trophée Cachemire … Won bronze at Cup of China … Canadian champion. 2003-04: Finished 8th at WC … Placed 4th at ISU Four Continents … Was second at Canadian Championships … Finished 4th at Cup of Russia. 2002-03: At first WC, finished 17th … Finished 8th at ISU Four Continents … Was second at Canadian Championships … Won gold at Brofost Cup. 1998-02: Finished 6th at 2002 Junior WC … Finished 9th at 2002 ISU Four Continents … Novice Canadian champion in 2000, junior champion in 2001 and third in senior in 2002.