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Valérie Maltais

Canada

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCAN20407199001
NOCCanada
Born04 Jul 1990 in La Baie 
GenderWomen
FamilyPartner Jordan Belchos
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationNutrition - College de Maisonneuve: Montreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.964 21 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1000m 1:27.653 19 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:19.702 28 Sep 2013 Shanghai  
    3000m 4:52.082 16 Mar 2014 Montreal  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay   1    
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1000m     2  
    3000m Relay   4 2  
    Overall   1 1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
    3000m Relay   1    
World Team Championships
Event  
World Team Championships
    Team   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.valeriemaltais.com/  
www.facebook.com/valemaltais2  
twitter.com/valemaltais  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I was doing figure skating, but my mother noticed short track at the Olympic Winter Games and she got me into it. I loved it from the first time I did it."  
Name of coachFrederic Blackburn [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 1996 in Saguenay, QC, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesTelevision, movies, cooking, yoga, board games, gardening, travel. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was named Speed Skating Canada's Female Short Track Athlete of the Year in 2012. (speedskating.ca, 20 Jan 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing second in the overall competition at the 2012 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)  
Other sportsShe represented Canada in roller speed skating at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. She finished seventh in both the 10,000m points competition and the 500m sprint. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Oct 2015)  
NicknamesVale (olympic.ca, 05 Jun 2015)  
InjuriesIn August 2017 she withdrew from the national team selection trials ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games due to a suspected concussion caused by a fall during a race. She stated she would request a bye from Speed Skating Canada in order to compete at the Games. "My greatest wish is to be with the girls at the Pyeongchang Games and I am confident I will be able to help the team do well. I must now put my trust in the internal selection process." (cbc.ca, 19 Aug 2017)

She was unable to train fully from the middle of 2016 to December that year due to adductor tendonitis and a hip problem. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)

She has experienced ankle problems since the beginning of her career. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
 
Famous relativesHer partner Jordan Belchos has represented Canada in speed skating and roller speed skating. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Oct 2017; journaldemontreal.com, 30 Aug 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"He who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks." [Duke of Rochefoucauld] (olympic.ca, 05 Jun 2015)  
Most influential person in careerCanadian team doctor Nicolas Sauve, and her first coach Luc Dufour. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015, 22 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall2  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team2  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall3  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m3  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m4  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m5  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m7  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m8  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m9  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m9  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall9  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m11  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m12  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall13  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m13  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m14  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall14  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m16  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m4  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m5  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m5  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m5  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m7  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m11  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m13  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m15  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m15  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m16  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m17  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m19  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m20  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m37  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m39  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m41  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m42  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m58  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m64