Manuel Osborne-Paradis
  • Born: 02/08/1984
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 94kg
  • Birthplace: North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Hometown: Invermere, British Columbia

2013_05_12_HDSHOT_M_Osborne-Paradis-3_1340pxManuel Osborne-Paradis is one of the founders and creators of the Canadian Cowboys, the name given to the members of the Canadian men’s alpine ski team who have won a World Cup, world championship or Olympic medal. The name really garnered buzz during the 2006-07 season when the men won 12 World Cup medals along with one at the 2007 World Championships. Osborne-Paradis contributed two of those podium finishes, including his first-ever World Cup medal, silver in the downhill at Lake Louise.

Having made his Olympic debut at Turin 2006, Osborne-Paradis entered his second Games at Vancouver 2010 with great hopes for a podium finish. During the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, he had won six World Cup medals, including three gold. He was also at home on the familiar mountains in Whistler. But an Olympic medal was not to be, as he hit some bumps in the downhill and finished 17th. He then fell in the super-G and failed to finish.

In January 2011 he suffered the first major injury of his career when he tore the ACL in his left knee and broke the fibula in the same leg after crashing during a World Cup downhill in Chamonix, France. Osborne-Paradis did not compete again until November 2012.  His goals for 2012-13 were to rebuild his confidence and get back in the top 30.  He succeeded in that regard, posting top-20 results in both the downhill and super-G at the 2013 World Championships. He also recorded three top-10 results on the World Cup, including a fourth place finish in the downhill at Kvitfjell, the same place he had earned his first World Cup victory.


Nine career World Cup podiums… Three career World Cup victories…


Getting Into Sport: Started skiing at age three… At 15 he moved from Vancouver to Invermere, BC to ski with the B.C. provincial team… Cowboy Camp: In 2006 he created the ‘Get Up and Go’ bursary awarded annually to hardworking young ski racers in BC… In the spring of 2008, along with teammate Mike Janyk, he turned it into a four-day all expenses paid ski camp for 10 up-and-coming young ski racers… Mike and Manny’s Cowboy Camp celebrated its sixth anniversary in 2013 with 16 skiers from around Canada who would not otherwise be able to afford off-season skiing, particularly with coaching from elite international competitors… Odds and Ends: Enjoys woodworking, surfing and mountain biking… Favourite motto: No one cares what you do tomorrow, what are you going to do today…


FIS World Championships: 2013 – 18th (DH), 16th (SG); 2009 – DNF (DH), DNF (SG); 2007 – 9th (DH); 2005 – 19th (DH), 17th (CO)

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2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineCombined - Men - DNS
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineDownhill - Men - 13
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineSuper-G - Men - 20
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineDownhill - Men - 17
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineSuper-G - Men - DNF
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineDownhill - Men - 25
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - AlpineSuper-G - Men - 24
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