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Ivanie Blondin

Canada

SportShort Track
NOCCanada
Born02 Apr 1990 in Ottawa 
GenderWomen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationVeterinary Science - Robertson College: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     2  
    3000m Relay   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/ivanie.blondin  
twitter.com/ivanieb  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe used to compete in figure skating, but says she was not graceful and always wanted to go fast so she switched to speed skating.  
Name of coachRemmelt Eldering [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in her backyard at age two, and first tried short track at age seven in Ottawa, ON, Canada. She switched to speed skating at age 20.  
Club / TeamGloucester Concordes: Ottawa, ON, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesKayaking, water skiing, fishing, playing the piano and the guitar, snowboarding, drawing, dirt biking, track cycling. (speedskating.ca, 12 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2015, 2016 and 2017 she was named Long Track Female Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 12 Jun 2017, 12 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the mass start at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Skate fast, turn left." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsIn addition to competing in speed skating, she has participated in several short track world junior championships, winning a silver medal in the 3000m relay in 2009. She also competed in national junior cycling track events in 2007. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Nov 2013; cyclingarchives.com, 05 Jan 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHungarian speed skater Konrad Nagy. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesA virus caused her to withdraw from the 1000m and 3000m races at the 2016 World Cup event in Nagano, Japan. She was able to compete in the mass start later in the event, finishing second. (cbc.ca, 20 Nov 2016)

She had tendinitis in her left knee in 2012. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)

In 2011 she injured her knee and had glandular fever. (ottawacitizen.com, 04 Nov 2012)

During her short track career, she suffered three concussions over a period of five years. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall12  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2006/2007 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m14  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m49  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m60