Viviane and Chloé get off to a great start sking in the USA. The duo quickly got up to speed at training camp. Excellent coaching staff and team work helps coachable athletes adapt to any situation. The YouTube video of this duo training at Mount Hood and a second Mount Hood video will play automatically if you cannot access the below player.
Can you race the downhill? Viviane's Gold Medal race was done on this course going over 100 km/hr. Try it on for size!
It is the donwhill run from the 2010 Paralympic Games!
Voici le parcour de descente des jeux paralympique!
Downhill run YouTube link
École Jacques-Ouellette that is a school for the blind in Montreal. It was Viviane's school from Grade 5 to Grade 11. She credits the school for her success in school and opening her eyes to the potential that blind people have. She still is in touch with many teachers from there.
Mr. Jean Jeacques her principal, students, new and old teachers have a message for Viviane.
The school still presents an annual trophy in Viviane's name for the athlete who improves, encourages team spirit and friendship.
Here is the link to the message from École Jacques-Ouellette that will play automatically.
This video was sent in by Nathalie Chartrand from friends at the 2010 Montreal Goalball-a-thon.
Goalball is played in over 88 countries around the world. The top countries (8 for
Here are 2 video that show you the speed at which Goalball is played, the athleticism and skill that athletes require as they maneuver the Goalball court totally blindfolded. Wearing blacked out goggles is the equaliser so that no athlete has a sighted advantage.
The first is a fast paced Feature of Goalball (awsome!). The second is part of a game from the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
If you are unable to control the embedded YouTube video player links to the autoplay version are provided.
Here is the autoplay link to ParalympicSport.tv Goalball Feature Video
Here is the autoplay link for the
A full version of a Goalball game can be watched at the ParalympicSportTV webpage along with other Paralympic Sports like the 2009 IPC Alpine Ski World Championships in Korea where Vivaine became the World Champion.