Occupation: Ariel Skier, Olympian, High Performance Athlete
Instagram – @olirochonski
Twitter – @olirochonski
A FEW FACTS ABOUT ME –
Olivier Rochon, I am 28 years old. I was born in Romania, and then adopted by a loving Canadian couple at the age of 1.
My childhood has revolved around various sports (hockey, soccer, alpine and moguls skiing and gymnastics). As a teenager, I was member of the Canadian Gymnastics Team and Olympic hopeful for the 2012 London Summer Games. I made the switch to aerial skiing in 2006 due to gymnastics injuries.
As part of the Freestyle Canadian Team, I am an aerialist. Yes, I jump from a launching ramp 60 feet in the air in order to execute complicated figures! I have been practicing this sport for 12 years now.
Unfortunately, I was prevented from going to the Sochi Winter Olympics due to a knee injury. Needless to say, I was devastated. Right now I am looking forward to qualify for the next Olympic Games to be held in Pyeongchan, South Korea, in 2018. My goal is to stick around and also compete in the 2022 Games in China
Spoken and written languages : French & English ( Fully bilingual )
Interest : Photography, filming & video editing, traveling, discovering new cultures.
– SPORT ACCOMPLISHMENTS –
- Member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team since 2000
- 25 medals at 91 FIS regulated competitions
- Competed 47 times on the World Cup Circuit
- Alternate for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
- Crystal Globe Winner for the 2011-2012 World Cup season
- Gold medal at the 2012 Calgary World Cup
- Gold medal at the 2015 Europa Cup
- Total of 7 World Cup medals (Gold: 1 – Sliver: 2 – Bronze: 4
- Recently finished 6th at the 2017 World Championships in Spain
– 3rd place finish in Lake Placid world cup 2018
– 5 place finish at the 2018 Olympic Games
– SPORT RELATED EXPERIENCE –
Level 1 moguls coach – Le Massif de Charlevoix 2010-2011
- Organization and supervision of groups from 5 – 15 years old.
- Progression planning for athletes; competitions supervision
Athlete’s representative for World Cup Events
- Problem solving
- Quick thinking
- Good listener
– MEDIA EXPERIENCE-
- Making of promotional videos for the Acrobatx Water Ramp Centre for the 2016 Summer World Cup
- Analyst for RDS TV Sports Channel during the 2014 Soichi Olympic games
- Speaker at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 ‘’Jeux de la Francophonie’’ in Gatineau
- Participated in the Neon Night for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser in 2014
Speaker at the 2009 Grand Mcdonald Convention in Banff