Get to know all about the Canadian skier, Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Below are interesting facts about her, including her net worth.
Who is Justine Dufour-Lapointe?
The 2018 Olympic Winter games concluded just recently and the world is flipping pages online trying to find out about the medalists who won their respective competitions in the South Korea’s event. One of the sportspersons who graced the event was the Canadian freestyle skiing athlete, Justine Dufour-Lapointe. She was the 2014 Winter Olympics Moguls champion. In the 2018 Winter Olympics, she won a silver medal. Justine Dufour-Lapointe’s sisters are also freestyle skiers and they are known as Chloe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe. Justine Lapointe and her sister Chloe stood on the same podium during 2014 Winter Olympics moguls championship after they won gold and silver medals respectively. Lapointe is one of the most treasured Canadian athletes alongside her sisters. The 23-year-old skier was born in Montreal. She is the youngest Olympic champion after winning a gold medal when she was only nine. Lapointe was also named the FIS World Cup rookie of the year between 2010 and 2011 season. She has also won another silver medal and two bronze medals in Moguls’ events at the freestyle skiing championships. Justine Dufour-Lapointe began her career in 2011 and she became the youngest female winner of the FIS World Cup moguls at just at the age of 16. Her sisters compete in the moguls as well but Lapointe seems to be the most successful of them all and she has even won more medals than them. She has made her net worth from the sport. Lapointe is currently a student studying humanities.
Winning the silver medal at 2018 Olympic Winter Games
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games happened in PyeonChang, South Korea for the better part of February and the event closed on 25th. Justine Dufour-Lapointe bagged the silver medal in women’s moguls. She scored a 78.56 on a fast, aggressive final run. The gold medal went to France’s Perrine Laffont who got 78.65 while the bronze medal was hanged on the neck of Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva who had 77.40. Lapointe managed to get the podium position after Australian Britteny Cox was given a fifth-place score. At the starting gate of the race, at Phoenix Snow Park, there was pretty heavy snow. Naude soared through a terrible first jump and a backflip with an abnormal twist and she didn’t land well. She didn’t regain her line and so her skis went sideways, taking her off the course. Naude just lifted her palms up and Canada just lost one medal like that. The blown final run Naude had given Lapointe the opportunity to go for the medal. It was a night of emotions for Justine Dufour-Lapointe who had seen her sister Chloe fail to pass to the finals and ensured that she would make it herself and make the family proud. She stated that she felt happy and proud of herself for doing everything she could do to cross the finish line and she had given her best run that she could give. Lapointe posts photos of her and her sisters on Instagram after winning.
Interesting facts about the skier
Lapointe was inspired to train after she saw her sister
Lapointe never loved to train, and she thought it was taking a lot of effort, was long and very boring. In 2010, Lapointe went to Vancouver and watched her sister Chloe perform at the Olympic Games and the crowd, the course and the lights at the venue amazed her. Moreover, the concept of the moguls that one had 30 seconds to perform in front of the world excited her. After that, Lapointe decided that she wanted to go to the Olympics and have 30 seconds herself to please the world with how she had worked hard, and so she started training daily. Lapointe fell in love with training from that moment because she believed it made her better for the competition and her performance.
She believes it’s important to be true to yourself
Lapointe said that it wasn’t all about winning but about being true to who you and being aware that you could have done something more when you got the chance. That’s the feeling that Lapointe is always looking for to be able to beat her opponents. Without that, Lapointe states that she finds it hard to win. It also helps Lapointe to prepare for any situation as every Olympic Games is different and she, therefore, makes different plans for each of the Olympics. Lapointe stated that it’s always important to prepare enough for what is ahead.
Lapointe gets a mental edge frequently
Lapointe revealed that she was working with Wayne Halliwell, a psychologist for the past five or so years and he helped her understand her brain better, the right way to think, and what to do whenever she is stressed. Now Lapointe believes she is better and can able to control her stress and it’s vital in competition. Lapointe has learned much from Wayne, and he has made her a better skier.
Her net worth
According to How Much Net Worth, Justine Dufour-Lapointe’s net worth is still not revealed yet but she has undoubtedly made a good net worth as an active skier.
There is probably nothing so good like having a family close, and for Lapointe, her family is with her in her sports career. Congratulations to her for winning a silver medal. You can check her photos on her Instagram handle.