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Osborne-Paradis in 2008
|Club||Whistler Mountain S.C.|
|Born||February 8, 1984|
British Columbia, Canada
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|World Cup debut||8 January 2005 (age 20)|
|Teams||4 – (2006–2018)|
|Teams||6 – (2005–09, 13–17)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Seasons||13 – (2005–11, '13–18)|
|Wins||3 – (2 DH, 1 SG)|
|Podiums||11 – (10 DH, 1 SG)|
|Overall titles||0 – (16th in 2010)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (4th in DH in 2010)|
Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Osborne-Paradis grew up racing for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. His first World Cup podium came in November 2006 at the Bombardier Winterstart men's downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. His first victory was at the downhill of Kvitfjell in March 2009.
In April 2008, he joined forces with teammate Mike Janyk to provide a four-day training camp free of charge to underprivileged Canadian racers from around British Columbia. The camp, known locally as the "Cowboys Camp", took place on Whistler Mountain. but known in the community as Mike & Manny Camp.
On January 29, 2011, Osborne-Paradis crashed badly at the downhill race in Chamonix, France, and was airlifted by helicopter and treated for a broken leg and torn knee ligament. He missed the 2011 World Championships and the remainder of the 2011 season, as well as the 2012 season.
Osborne-Paradis was a surprise bronze medalist in super-G at the 2017 World Championships, behind teammate Erik Guay and Norway's Kjetil Jansrud. Racing in bib number 26, outside the top group of racers, he won the medal on his 33rd birthday.
World Cup resultsEdit
|2012||28||out for season: injured in January 2011|
|2019||35||out for season: injured in November|
|2007||25 Nov 2006||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||2nd|
|20 Jan 2007||Val-d'Isère, France||Downhill||3rd|
|2008||13 Jan 2008||Wengen, Switzerland||Downhill||3rd|
|2009||20 Dec 2008||Val Gardena, Italy||Downhill||3rd|
|6 Mar 2009||Kvitfjell, Norway||Downhill||1st|
|7 Mar 2009||Downhill||3rd|
|2010||29 Nov 2009||Lake Louise, Canada||Super-G||1st|
|19 Dec 2009||Val Gardena, Italy||Downhill||1st|
|16 Jan 2010||Wengen, Switzerland||Downhill||2nd|
|2015||29 Nov 2014||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||2nd|
|7 Mar 2015||Kvitfjell, Norway||Downhill||2nd|
World Championship resultsEdit
|2011||27||injured, did not compete|
|2019||35||injured, will not compete|
Olympic results Edit
- Dunbar, Graham (8 February 2017). "Canada's Erik Guay wins super-G world title, Osborne-Paradis takes bronze". CBC Sports. The Associated Press. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- "Manuel Osborne-Paradis out of hospital after breaking leg". ESPN. Associated Press. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.