• Alex 50km Lahti Champion
  • Sébastien Fortier

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    Date of Birth: May 26, 1986
    Place of Birth: Québec, Québec
    Hometown: Québec, Québec
    Club: Skibec
    Coach: Pierre Pomerleau
    Years on Senior Team: 10
    Website: www.sebastienfortier.com
    Equipment:
    Skis: Fischer
    Poles: Skigo
    Boots/Bindings: Fischer

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    Background

    National Ski Team Background:
    In just his first full season competing on Canada’s National Para-Nordic Team, Sébastien made his Paralympic debut on home snow in 2010 where he was part of the seventh-place finishing relay team. Being touted as one of the future stars of the sport, Sébastien captured three gold medals at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
     
    Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
    Sébastien started cross-country skiing as an occasional activity in order to get back in touch with nature, because he found that life in a wheel chair had taken him away from what he loved. Afterward, he began to train full-time and then started to race in competitions.
     
    Personal:
    Sébastien was born on the family farm, and had never played sports before his accident in 2003. It was when he was in rehabilitation that he began to practice sports as a way of physical conditioning, and fell in love with the thrill of going beyond one’s limits and the self-confidence that sports can give you.

    Notable Results

    Winner of three gold medals at 2010 Canada Winter Games

    Full Results

    Paralympic Results:
    2010 – Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, CAN: 7 (relay)
     
    World Cup Results:
    2012 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 11 (Cross Country – Long)
    2012 – IPC World Cup, Cable, USA: 14 (Cross Country – Middle)
    2012 – iPC World Cup, Minneapolis, USA: 14 (Cross Country – Long)
    2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 10 (Biathlon – Short)
    2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 12 (Cross Country – Long)
    2012 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 17 (Cross Country – Middle)
    2012 – IPC World CUp, Vuokatti, FIN: 17 (Cross Country – Sprint)
    2011 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 15 (1km)
    2011 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 15 (Pursuit)
    2011 – IPC World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 13 (15km)
    2010 – IPC World Cup, Bessans, FRA: 17 (10km)
    2010 – IPC World Cup, Oberried, GER: 22 (14km)
     
    National Results:
    Seven victories in 2011