Biography:

Three-time Olympian … Three-time FIS World Cup aerials champion … Two-time FIS overall champion … 2005 world champion … Has won an amazing 40 World Cup medals … Four-time FIS World Cup aerials champion … First man to ever perform a quadruple twisting triple back flip with two twists on the last flip in competition.

GETTING TO KNOW…

Suffered plantar fascitis in foot six months prior to 2006 Olympic Winter Games, affecting his training … Considers prior Olympic experiences blemishes on his record … Idol is Jean Luc Brassard … Thinks aerials are pretty safe … Grew up five minutes from a ski hill … Enjoys any and all sports – road and mountain biking, golf, hockey, surfing, fishing, etc … Supports charities Right to Play and whyriskit.ca.