Sven Pouliot, coach

 

Sven Pouliot was assistant coach for the Canadian Para-Alpine ski team that won eight medals in Sochi, including two gold – representing half of Team Canada’s total medal haul for these Games.

Pouliot has been involved in ski racing for 25 years, and has helped coach the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team since 2008.

Pouliot raced as an alpine athlete until he was 19 years old. He used his skills and ski racing knowledge to transition into coaching as a means to share his positive experiences in the sport with young, up-and-coming athletes. He thrives on the athletes he coaches compete on the world stage and increase their speed.

The Quebec-based coach began working with the Canadian para-alpine national team two years prior to the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, where he helped coach the team to 13 medals, including eight gold. Sochi was Pouliot’s second Paralympic Games experience.

Outside of coaching, Pouliot enjoys cooking, music, and training outdoors.