Date of Birth:  January 30, 1983
 Place of Birth: Beauport, QC
 Residence: Quebec City
 Years on National Team:
 3
 Height:  5'8"
 Weight: N/A



Freestyle snowboarder Hugo Lemay brings plenty of amplitude to every one of his runs in the Halfpipe.

In just three short years of serious competition at the senior level, he has established himself as one of the key components of a strong Canadian National Snowboard team, which is sure to turn heads (particularly skyward in Lemay's case) in Turin this year.

Lemay grew up in Quebec and had his first snowboarding experience on the local sand pit in his hometown of Beauport, Quebec. When he wasn't laying the foundation for his snowboarding career, he was involved in other extreme activities such as BMX biking and playing with cherry bombs.

Since then, he has been exploding in Halfpipe competitions at both the national and international level. He was the overall champion at the Canadian Junior Nationals in 2002, and he finished fourth in the pipe at the Senior National Championships last year.

Lemay has posted numerous solid results on the World Cup Tour, including an eighth at Lake Placid, and a seventh at Sungwoo, Korea -- both in 2005.

He has worked hard with Canadian head snowboarding coach Tom Hutchinson to add a technical array of tricks to his already impressive amplitude in the Halfpipe and the results have shown -- he recently notched a 32nd-place finish at the Whistler World Cup last December.

Lemay is treating his first Olympic Games as an educational experience, building toward the 2010 Games in Whistler. Don't be surprised, though, if the huge air he boosts in the Halfpipe catches the judges' attention and lands him in the final round of competition in Turin.




2006 Snowboarding Coverage







Bios

Roster

History

Schedule

Preview

Men's Giant Slalom
Results
Past Champs

Men's Halfpipe
Results
Past Champs

Men's Cross
Results
Past Champs

Women's Giant Slalom
Results
Past Champs

Women's Halfpipe
Results
Past Champs

Women's Cross
Results
Past Champs