Joannie Rochette

Perserverance

Perseverance= steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties,obstacles, or discouragement.

WHO IS SHE?

-Joannie Rochette is a Canadian figure skater who is also the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, 2009 silver medalist, the 2008 and 2009 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2004 Grand Prix Final bronze .

LIFE

-Joannie was born January 13th, 1986. She grew up in Montreal as her and her family are bilingual.

INJURIES

-Joannie has suffered from many injuries such as, ankle injuries, knee injuries, muscle injuries.

-Joannie went into the 2010 Vancouver Olympics proud, strong and excited. It was not long before her mother passed away because of multiple heart diseases (heart attack). Joannie claims that she skated her heart out in honour of her mother. And in the end Joannie ended up getting third!

CLOSING

I think that Joannie is an excellent example of perseverance because she did not just quit when things got rough, she knew she had to keep going no matter what and that her mom will always be by her side.

Sources

http://joannierochette.ca/en/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joannie_Rochette

http://www.canada.com/olympics/tag/joannie-rochett...

http://olympic.ca/team-canada/joannie-rochette/

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