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Maxime Laoun

Canada

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCAN11208199601
NOCCanada
Born12 Aug 1996 in Montreal 
GenderMen
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationScience - Andre-Grasset College: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.866 22 Sep 2019 Montréal  
    1000m 1:24.468 22 Sep 2018 Montreal  
    1500m 2:11.622 22 Sep 2018 Montreal  
    3000m 5:17.986 15 Jan 2017 Montreal  
Social Media
Social Media
maximelaoun.com  
www.facebook.com/maxime.laoun  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe competed in both skating and golf before deciding to focus on short track skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried skating at age three.  
Name of coachSebastien Cros [national], FRA; Marc Gagnon [national], CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Outside of sport, he aspires to become a doctor or optometrist. (maximelaoun.com, 13 Aug 2018)  
HobbiesCooking, fishing, scuba diving, playing golf, hiking, camping. (maximelaoun.com, 13 Aug 2018)  
InjuriesIn November 2019 he suffered a triple fracture of the tibia and a fractured fibula in his leg during a training accident. He underwent three operations and also suffered vasovagal syncope [a loss of consciousness brought on by triggers or emotional stress] following one of the surgeries. "We were doing nine laps and in the last two laps I wanted to overtake on the outside. There was a rather doubtful movement and two people fell and by falling they grabbed my leg. It made my skate get stuck in the ice. I felt that my leg was jelly, that there was nothing left." He was expected to be sidelined for six to eight months. (journaldemontreal.com, 28 Nov 2019)

He was forced to end his 2017/18 season early after sustaining an ankle injury. (maximelaoun.com, 13 Aug 2018)
 
Other sportsHe has competed in golf at provincial junior level in Quebec, Canada. (maximelaoun.com, 13 Aug 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall11  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m16  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m19  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m18  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m24  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m26  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m40