Wednesday September 13, 2017 - Team Canada’s PyeongChang 2018 Chef de Mission, Isabelle Charest, announced the appointment of three Athlete Mentors who will help provide support and guidance to competing Canadian athletes.
Olympic rower Julien Bahain was selected from an extensive list of applicants, alongside Olympic Wrestler Jeane Lassen and Olympic Freestyle skier Vincent Marquis. The trio of Canadian Olympians now complete the team that will work under the guidance of two-time Olympic champion speed skater Catriona Le May Doan. The mentors will share their experiences and insights, offering a unique perspective on the reality of the Olympic Games. Athlete Mentors are the COC’s pledge to have all its efforts geared towards putting athletes first.
Bahain, 31, is a three-time Olympian who competed in rowing for France at Beijing 2008 (winning bronze in the quad sculls event) and at London 2012 Games. He represented Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, placing 10th overall. The transition to racing for Canada wasn’t always easy for Bahain but the first time he received the maple leaf blades was a very proud moment. He fulfilled a life-long dream of representing his mother’s home country of Canada. RCA congratulates Julien on his appointment to the 2018 Team Canada Mission Team.
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