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Pascal Dion

Short Track CAN

Pascal Dion

Pascal Dion
  • Birth date 8/08/1994
  • Birthplace Montreal
  • Residence Montreal
  • Height/Weight 5'7"/ 152 lbs

Biography

  • Residence
  • Montreal, QC, CAN
  • Club / Team
  • Pointe-aux-Trembles: Canada
  • Higher education
  • Human Movement Studies - University of Quebec in Montreal [UQAM]: Canada
  • Hobbies
  • Golf, badminton, volleyball, wakeboarding. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In 2014 he fell while racing and sustained two cuts to his back from the skates of another athlete. He lost more than a litre of blood and was unable to skate for five months as a result of the injury. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017; olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)
  • Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
  • He wears unusual underwear at competitions. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning the 5000m relay at the 2017/18 World Cup events in Budapest, Hungary, and Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • "I first started in figure skating but short track looked more interesting."
  • Most influential person in career
  • Canadian short track skaters Marc-Andre Monette and Marc Gagnon. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Canadian short track skaters Marc Gagnon and Charle Cournoyer, Dutch short track skater Suzanne Schulting. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Derrick Campbell [national], CAN
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began skating at age six in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC, Canada.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete, Student
  • Languages
  • English, French
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Embrace the moment." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)
  • Other information
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES
    He has coached at the Pointe-aux-Trembles speed skating club in Montreal, QC, Canada. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)
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