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Philippe LaRoche

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
SexMale
Full namePhilippe•LaRoche
Used namePhilippe•LaRoche
Born12 December 1966 in Québec City, Québec (CAN)
Measurements180 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsClub Ski de Acrobatique
NOC Canada

Biography

Although perhaps best known for his silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in freestyle skiing aerials, Philippe LaRoche finished first in the same event two years earlier at the 1992 Winter Olympics, when the sport was presented as a demonstration event. Coming from a family of well-known Olympic skiers, he learned to ski from his older brother and was a member of the Canadian Freestyle Team from 1987 through 1995. During that time he was a member of the elite freestyle skiing team known as the “Quebec Air Force” and had a total of 42 podium finishes at World Cup and World Championship events. He was inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame in 1998. Since his retirement, he has remained active in the world of sport and taken up golfing.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) CAN Philippe LaRoche
Aerials, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
1994 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) CAN Philippe LaRoche
Aerials, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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