Para Nordic skiing
Lyne-Marie Bilodeau has been making steady progression since joining the national Para nordic program as a development athlete a few years ago. She is set to be the youngest member of Canada’s Para nordic team at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
She opened the 2021-22 season with two top-10 finishes at the World Cup hosted in Canmore in the sit skiing cross country events while breaking in a new sled at the same time.
Bilodeau concluded the 2020-21 World Cup season with career best international results: seventh in the 15 kilometre and ninth in the 1.5 km and 7.5 km.
She first got involved in cross-country skiing after deciding to follow her older brother into the sport.
After attending her first Para nordic ski camp with the national team, Bilodeau met other athletes with a disability and felt right at home. These encounters motivated her to be a part of Team Canada.
At the 2019 Canada Winter Games, she won three gold medals in Para nordic cross country sit skiing. She had just switched from the standing to the sit skiing on the recommendation of her coach.
Triple gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games…
Her mother is the principal of an elementary school and was an alpine ski coach… Her father was a North American champion in sailing.… She studies at Massage and Orthotherapy Academy in Gatineau, Que… Her disability is left-sided hemiparesis.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2022 Paralympic Winter Games - Cross Country – Long Distance – 9th
2022 Paralympic Winter Games - Cross Country – Middle Distance – 13th
2022 Paralympic Winter Games - Cross Country – Sprint – 18th
2021 Para Nordic World Cup (CAN) – Cross Country – Short Distance - 10th
2021 Para Nordic World Cup (CAN) – Cross Country – Middle Distance - 9th
2021 Para Nordic World Cup (FIN) – Cross Country – Long Distance – 7th
2021 Para Nordic World Cup (FIN) – Cross Country – Sprint – 9th
2021 Para Nordic World Cup (FIN) – Cross Country – Middle Distance - 9th