( From the ISU site) Gender Male Place of Birth Pointe-aux-Trembles DOB 28.10.1978
Height 1.8 m (5'11" ft.) Weight 79 Kg (174 lb) Residence Montreal Languages Français, English
(from Speedskating Canada site) Years on team: 8 years Occupation: Student (Notary, U. de Montréal) Coaches: Derrick Campbell, Stephen Gough Training Centre: Montréal, QC
• Silver medallist at the 2008 World Team Championships • Ranked 4th in Canada in 2007-08 • Silver medallist in the relay at the 2007 and 2008 World Short Track Championships • Gold medallist in the relay at the last 06-07 World Cup • Selected as Speed Skating Canada’s 2003 Male Skater of the Year – Short Track • Gold medallist at 2003 and 2007 World Short Track Team Championships • Member of 2002 Olympic team • World Junior Champion in 1996 • Finalist Canadian Sports Awards, Junior Athlete of the Year for 1996 • Recipient of Speed Skating Canada’s Peter Williamson Bursary, recognizing both athletic and academic excellence, in 2006 and 2007
Quick Facts • Started speed skating at the age of 9 • His first coach and idol was Laurent Daignault • Leisure activities are wilderness camping, hiking and biking • Found lately some aptitudes for home improving • His brother Marc-André is also a member of the National Team
to read more stats on Jean-François, go to the PDF link at Speedskating Canada (Pg 51) ...Although I doubt it will be there much longer, as he has retired from the team.