Viviane Forest

Viviane Forest (born 14 May 1979) is a Canadian multi-sport Paralympic medallist. She was born and raised in Quebec, and currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.[1]

Viviane Forest
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Goalball
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Women's goalball
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Women's goalball
Alpine skiing
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Women's downhill (visually impaired)
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver Women's slalom (visually impaired)
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver Women's Super-G (visually impaired)
Silver medal – second place 2010 Vancouver Women's combined (visually impaired)
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver Women's giant slalom (visually impaired)
IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 La Molina Giant slalom, (visually impaired)
Bronze medal – third place 2013 La Molina Slalom, (visually impaired)

Sporting careerEdit

Forest played on Canada's gold medal-winning goalball teams in Sydney and Athens.

She won a silver at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver for slalom (Visually Impaired), with a time of 2:01.45, 0.89 seconds behind the winner, Sabine Gasteiger of Austria.[2]

She won a bronze in the 2010 Winter Paralympics for giant slalom for women's visually impaired.[3][4]

She won gold at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Whistler Creekside for Women's Visually Impaired Downhill. This made her the first para-athlete to win a gold in both the Winter and Summer Games.[1][3][4]

Her skiing guide is Lindsay Debou. Their personal sponsors are The Weather Network and Fischer.[5]

ResultsEdit

B2 classified Canadian skier Viviane Forest and guide Chloe Lauzon-Gauthier in action at the IPC Alpine World Championships in 2013

Beyond the Paralympics, her results include:

2009 World IPC Championships-High 1 Korea

  • Gold Medalist- Super-Combined
  • Silver Medalist- Downhill
  • Silver Medalist- Giant Slalom
  • Silver Medalist- Slalom
  • Silver Medalist- SG

2009 World Cup Finals-Whistler, BC

  • Gold Medalist- Giant Slalom
  • Gold Medalist- Downhill
  • Silver Medalist- Super combined
  • Silver Medalist- Super G

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vancouver Sun, "Para-alpine star Viviane Forest has potential for huge Games medal haul" Archived 24 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine, John Korobanik, 11 March 2010 (accessed 19 March 2010)
  2. ^ Telegraph-Journal, "Games: Canucks remain undefeated in sledge hockey, curling", Canadian Press, 15 March 2010 (accessed 19 March 2010)
  3. ^ a b The Gazette (Montreal), "‘Tough cookie’ Forest wins second Paralympic medal", Mike Beamish, 16 March 2010 (accessed 19 March 2010)
  4. ^ a b Vancouver Sun, "Paralympic para-alpine skiing: Canada’s Viviane Forest does the trifecta, wins visually impaired downhill gold" Archived 23 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Mike Beamish, 18 March 2010 (accessed 19 March 2010)
  5. ^ The Weather Network (Canada), "Weather News: The Weather Network is proud to sponsor Canadian Para-Alpine athlete Viviane Forest." (accessed 15 March 2010)

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