Lyne-Marie Bilodeau

About

Date of birth:
April 5, 2001
Place of birth:
Sherbrooke, QC
Hometown:
Sherbrooke, QC
Club:
Club du Parc du Mont Orford
Coach:
Patrick Lalibertée
Years on Senior National Team:  2
Personal sponsors:
Rossignol, Mazda Sherbrooke, Nissan Granby, Vélo Café Endurance Aventure, Kéku Sport, Zizu Optics
Equipment:

Skis: Rossignol
Boots/Bindings: Rossignol
Poles:Rossignol

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:
Entering her second year on the National Para-Nordic Ski Develompent Team, Lyne-Marie has been making steady progression while developing through the national program.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Lyne-Marie first got involved in cross-country skiing after deciding to follow her older brother into the sport. She immediately fell in love clipping into a pair of skis and the competition within the sport. After attending her first Para-Nordic ski camp with the National Team, Lyne-Marie met other athletes with a disability and felt right at home. These encouters motivated her to be a part of Team Canada.

Lyne-Marie is now focused on her goal in the sport: qualify for the Paralympics and reaching the international podium. She gains inspiration from each of the Para-Nordic Ski Team members because they are proof that dream can be a reality.

Personal:
Lyne-Marie’s mother is the Principal of an elementary school and she often likes to go to the school following her training to offer assistance in the class and to have fun with the children. In addition to sport, Lyne-Marie has a passion working with kids – they are really curious and not afraid of asking questions.

While Lyne-Marie does not have much time for hobbies outside of her training time, she is studying Kine-orthotherapy. While she is unclear where this study will drive her after sport, it does help her better understand movement and muscle work.

Lyne-Marie’s mom was a Canadian alpine ski coach, and her father was a North American champion in sailing.

Notable Results

2020 – US Nationals: 5 (cross country short), 5 (cross country sprints)
2019 – Canada Games, Red Deer, Alta.: 1, 1, 1
2019 – NorAm, Craftsbury, USA: 3, 3
2018 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Vuokati, FIN: 8

Full Results

World Cup Results:
2020 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Lillehammer, NOR: 19 (cross country short), 12 (cross country middle), 17 (cross country middle)
2018 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Vuokati, FIN: 12, 10, 8

National Results:
2019 – Canada Games, Red Deer, Alta.: 1, 1, 1
2019 – NorAm, Craftsbury, USA: 3, 3