Danielle Rousseau

Sport: Alpine Skiing  

Province: Quebec

Previous Games:
1991 Winter Deaflympics (Banff, Canada)
1995 Winter Deaflympics (Yllas, Finland)
1999 Winter Deaflympics (Davos, Switzerland)
2003 Winter Deaflympics (Sundsvall, Sweden)
2007 Winter Deaflympics (Salt Lake City, USA)
2007 Pan Ams (Valencia, Venezuela) 

Her Sports Debut:
Back in 1969, she started alpine skiing in Sillery, Quebec, on a snow mound near the parking lot of her parent’s home. She was barely about three years old. At the time, skis were made of wood and the hard-plastic bindings covered the ankles.

Her First International Competition:
The 1991 Winter Deaflympics in Banff, Alberta, was her first international experience. Although she won a bronze medal in slalom, it was not her best personal performance.

Her Goal for the 2019 Winter Deaflympics:
Her goal is to get good results first and foremost. For Danielle, the satisfaction of getting results at the level of her efforts is worth more than a medal.

Her Biggest Accomplishment in Her Athletic Career:
Her greatest accomplishment is to represent Team Canada at the Winter Deaflympics for the 7th time in her career.

More about Danielle Rousseau:
She is one of the Canadian athletes with the most participation in the Winter Deaflympics and has also won a gold medal in Women’s Volleyball at the 2007 Pan American Games in Venezuela. In her spare time, she enjoys seasonal sports activities such as cycling and snowshoeing.

Her motto:
“Do not limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.”