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Kasandra Bradette


SportShort Track
Born10 Oct 1989 in Saint-Félicien 
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
Higher educationBiochemistry - University of Quebec in Montreal [UQAM]: Canada
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
FamilyPartner Samuel Girard
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.536 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:28.213 16 Sep 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:25.510 16 Jan 2015 Montreal  
    3000m 5:14.855 18 Jan 2015 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m     1  
    3000m Relay   1 2  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCooking, coffee, animals, hiking in nature with her partner and their dog. (Instagram profile, 16 Oct, 29 Jan 2018)  
InjuriesShe suffered from a back injury during the 2012/13 season. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)

She missed three months of training in 2011 due to an ankle injury. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)

In 2007 she began experiencing trouble with spondylolysis, a condition that affects the vertebrae in the back. Also that same year, she suffered from an ankle injury for three weeks. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016, 10 Dec 2015)
Other sportsShe competed in sprinting and long jump at the 2003 and 2005 Quebec Games in Canada. (, 27 Aug 2015)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer father originally wanted to register her for ice hockey. However, he decided to encourage her to try short track after watching highlights of Canadian skater Marie-Eve Drolet winning gold at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. She likes the sport as it demands tactics, strength, technique and speed to win a race.  
Name of coachFrederic Blackburn [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2000 in Saint-Felicien, QC, Canada.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Facebook page, 20 Aug 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer coaches. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamLes Eclairs : Saint-Félicien, QC, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US/Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017, 14 Feb 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always be the best you can be." (Athlete, 14 Feb 2016)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe wears special earrings while competing. (, 20 Aug 2017)  
Famous relativesHer partner Samuel Girard has represented Canada in short track. He also competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, where he won gold in the 1000m individual event and bronze in the 5000m relay. (Facebook page, 08 Aug 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Oct 2018)  
Other informationSKATING COUPLE
At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, she and her partner Samuel Girard both represented Canada in short track skating. Girard said they have been together since 2013. "We met skating in Montreal. She [Kasandra] lived about an hour away from my old town and we met in Montreal. She was in the team and I joined it." The couple enjoy spending time outdoors hiking with their dog, away from sport. "We like taking our dog hiking. We don't watch a lot of sport, except for the Olympics and some other really big events. We're more action and outdoors people," she said. (, 18 Jan 2018; Facebook page, 08 Aug 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Oct 2018;, 31 Oct 2017)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m5  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m7  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall8  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall13  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m14  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m2  
    2017/2018 Budapest 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 500m3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m6  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m8  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m11  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m16  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m16  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m18  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m22  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m41  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m67