Biography:

At Sochi 2014 Philippe Marquis became the second member of his family to compete at the Olympic Winter Games, following in the footsteps of his older brother Vincent who had finished fourth at Vancouver 2010 where the younger Marquis was a forerunner. Marquis was named FIS World Cup rookie of the year for moguls in 2008-09. Since then, he has had to come back from two shoulder surgeries in two years. His 2010-11 season came to an early end when he had his left shoulder operated on in December. In March 2012 he underwent a second surgery on the same shoulder. Before that second surgery, however, he had established himself amongst the world’s elite, earning his first World Cup podiums and World Cup victory to finish fourth in the overall moguls standings.

Marquis added to his World Cup résumé in 2012-13, when he captured the bronze medal at the Sochi 2014 test event, sharing the podium with fellow Canadian Mikaël Kingsbury. He was also one of four Canadians ranked in the top seven in the World Cup moguls standings. Marquis had his best competitive season in 2014-15 when he finished third in the overall World Cup moguls standings and won silver in the dual moguls at the world championships as part of a Canadian podium sweep. He stood on three World Cup podiums in 2016-17, bringing his career total to 12, including a bronze medal at the PyeongChang 2018 test event.

Just a month before the start of PyeongChang 2018, Marquis tore his right ACL during training at the World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah. He immediately began rehab with a plan to compete in Korea. Remarkably, he not only competed at his second Olympic Games, but advanced from the qualifying round in eighth place before being unable to finish his run in the first final.

A little more about Philippe…

Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age 2 and began competing at age seven, following his big brother into freestyle… Watching Jean-Luc Brassard win gold at Lillehammer 1994 was his “wow” moment when he decided he wanted to do freestyle… Outside Interests: Enjoys hockey, surfing, cycling… Studying administration at TELUQ through distance education… Affiliated with Right to Play, Active for Life and Motivaction… Odds and Ends: Has a pair of lucky boxers that he wears for competition… Always travels with a hockey stick… Favourite quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever”…