Monday, March 10, 2014

Colette Bourgonje - Para-Nordic Skiing

Colette Bourgonje will be competing in her 10th Paralympic Games when she travels to Sochi with Team Canada. Colette has represented Canada at both the summer (as a wheelchair racer) and winter Paralympics, winning eight medals in total. Bourgonje was also the first Canadian Paralympian to win a medal on home soil. Outside of sport, Colette was the first University of Saskatchewan Physical Education graduate who used a wheelchair and then went on to obtain her teaching certificate.

General Information:

Date of Birth: January 17, 1962
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Residence: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Height/Weight: 170 cm/ 48 kg
Coach: Robin McKeever, Kaspar Wirz, Bruce Craven

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