| Date of Birth:
February 18, 1979
Place of Birth: Rimouski, QC
Residence: Mont-Comi, QC
Years on National Team:
Weight: 168 lbs.
That The O.C. -- a show about a kid from the wrong side of the tracks struggling to fit in with the Orange County jet set -- is alpine skier Jean-Philippe Roy's favourite TV show is a fitting choice. After all, Roy is one of the new breed of Canadian alpine skiers fighting to make a name for himself in skiing's technical events, an area long dominated by skiers from the other side of the Atlantic.
A five-time Canadian alpine champion, four times in the giant slalom (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004) and once in the slalom (2001), Roy was finally beginning to enjoy international success before suffering a heartbreaking season-ending knee injury at the 2005 World Championships. After placing an amazing third in the first run of the giant slalom, Roy attacked the course hard in his second run and unfortunately suffered a nasty fall. He ended up tearing the ACL in his left knee and is now, one year later, just beginning to regain his form on the eve of the 2006 Olympics. Midway into this season, he has just two Top-25 World Cup results.
With the beautiful slopes of Quebec's Mont-Tremblant as a backdrop, Roy married his longtime girlfriend this past July.
The Turin Games will be Roy's second Olympics. He finished eighth in the combined at Salt Lake City.
2006 Alpineskiing Coverage