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Justine Dufour-Lapointe in March 2015
|Disciplines||Moguls, Dual Moguls|
|Born|| (1994-03-25) March 25, 1994
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|World Cup debut||11 December 2010 (age 16)|
|Teams||2 – (2014, 2018)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Teams||3 – (2013–17)|
|Medals||4 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||8th – (2011–00)|
|Overall titles||0 – (3rd in 2014)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (2nd in moguls in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
Justine Dufour-Lapointe (born March 25, 1994) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She was the Olympic champion in the moguls event at the 2014 Winter Olympics and won a silver medal in moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The gold and silver she and her sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won in 2014 was the first time that Canadian sisters stood together on the podium, and the fourth time ever by all nations. In winning the Olympics, she became the youngest freestyle skiing Olympic champion ever at nineteen years of age. Dufour-Lapointe was the FIS World Cup rookie of the year for the 2010–11 season. Dufour-Lapointe was the world champion in moguls at the 2015 World Championships has also won a silver and two other bronze medals in the moguls event at the Freestyle World Ski Championships.
Justine Dufour-Lapointe started her young career during the 2010–11 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. During that season, she became the youngest female winner of an FIS World Cup moguls event at the age of 16, winning the event in Mont Gabriel. She has two older sisters, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, who also compete in moguls.
She won her first major medal the 2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Championships where she placed third, winning the bronze behind the dominant Hannah Kearney, who had won the gold medal. Dufour-Lapointe had fallen during her qualification but managed to place a second run good enough to qualify for the final. This was a proud result for Dufour-Lapointe; given the adversity required to win the bronze, she stated, "I’m so happy about my medal today, but in fact, it’s not the medal so much as the path that I took to get it. The path was tough but I made it."
At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Dufour-Lapointe competed in Moguls along with her sisters Chloé and Maxime. This was the fifth time that three siblings have competed at the Winter Games in the same event. Justine finished first overall in the event with a score of 22.44, with her sister Chloé placing second with a score of 21.66. With the result, she became the youngest freestyle skiing champion ever at the Winter Games. Thanks to the win, this earned the sisters' and Canada's first gold and silver medals of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Dufour-Lapointe said of the event with her sister and her excitement that "Holding Chloe's hand meant that I wasn't alone. I was in shock. I saw Chloe and I felt calm. Holding her hand, I knew it would feel more like home."
The 2015 FIS World Championships were another event to for Dufour-Lapointe to build her elite status. At these championships, she began by first winning the World Championship title in the mogul's event, of her win she said "My plan was simple. I wanted to find a balance between speed and technique. I stayed calm and focused during the day. I was really in a zone. To get the Olympic gold medal and now the World Championship gold medal is a dream come true. I’ve grown so much since the Olympic and learned a lot. That experience helped me here." She accompanied her gold medal with a silver medal performance in the dual moguls in Kreischberg, Austria.
Dufour-Lapointe went in to the 2018 Winter Olympics as an underdog and having trouble finding the podium with her usual regularity. She would qualify for the finals and the third run against five other competitors for the medal. In the final run she finished in second place just one tenth of a second away from the gold medal. Dufour-Lapointe noted the distinction of her two Olympics saying "I feel so different than I was in Sochi. In Sochi, I was completely a kid, enjoying this life, not knowing what's going on around. But today... I know what to do, to focus on myself, my ski, my line, my moment, and that's all. Because if not, I won't be proud of me."
World Cup results
- 14 wins – (10 MO, 4 DM)
- 43 podiums – (26 MO, 17 DM)
|1||2010–11||15 December 2010||Méribel, France||Dual Moguls||3rd|
|2||15 January 2011||Mont Gabriel, Canada||Dual Moguls||1st|
|3||12 March 2011||Åre, Sweden||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|4||20 March 2011||Myrkdalen-Voss, Norway||Dual Moguls||3rd|
|5||2011–12||20 December 2011||Méribel, France||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|6||14 January 2012||Mont Gabriel, Canada||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|7||19 January 2012||Lake Placid, USA||Moguls||2nd|
|8||28 January 2012||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||2nd|
|9||4 February 2012||Deer Valley, USA||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|10||12 February 2012||Beida Lake, China||Moguls||2nd|
|11||18 February 2012||Naeba, Japan||Moguls||3rd|
|12||18 March 2012||Megève, France||Dual Moguls||1st|
|13||2012–13||15 December 2012||Ruka, Finland||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|14||22 December 2012||Kreischberg, Austria||Dual Moguls||3rd|
|15||26 January 2013||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||1st|
|16||2 February 2013||Deer Valley, USA||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|17||2013–14||14 December 2013||Ruka, Finland||Moguls||2nd|
|18||4 January 2014||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||1st|
|19||9 January 2014||Deer Valley, USA||Moguls||3rd|
|20||15 January 2014||Lake Placid, USA||Moguls||1st|
|21||19 January 2014||Val St. Côme, Canada||Moguls||2nd|
|22||1 March 2014||Inawashiro, Japan||Moguls||1st|
|23||15 March 2014||Voss-Myrkdalen, Norway||Moguls||1st|
|24||16 March 2014||Dual Moguls||2nd|
|25||2014–15||3 January 2015||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||3rd|
|26||9 January 2015||Deer Valley, USA||Moguls||2nd|
|27||10 January 2015||Dual Moguls||1st|
|28||29 January 2015||Lake Placid, USA||Moguls||1st|
|29||15 March 2015||Megève, France||Dual Moguls||3rd|
|30||2015–16||23 January 2016||Val St. Côme, Canada||Moguls||1st|
|31||30 January 2016||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||2nd|
|32||4 February 2016||Deer Valley, USA||Moguls||1st|
|33||6 February 2016||Dual Moguls||1st|
|34||2016–17||21 January 2017||Val St. Côme, Canada||Moguls||1st|
|35||28 January 2017||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||2nd|
|36||2 February 2017||Deer Valley, USA||Moguls||2nd|
|37||11 February 2017||Pyeongchang, South Korea||Moguls||2nd|
|38||25 February 2017||Thaiwoo, China||Moguls||2nd|
|39||26 February 2017||Dual Moguls||3rd|
|40||2017–18||6 January 2018||Calgary, Canada||Moguls||3rd|
|41||20 January 2018||Tremblant, Canada||Moguls||1st|
|42||3 March 2018||Tazawako, Japan||Moguls||2nd|
|43||18 March 2018||Megève, France||Dual Moguls||3rd|
- 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
World Championships results
- 4 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
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