Manuel Osborne-Paradis

Manuel Osborne - Paradis (born 8 February 1984 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian alpine skier. He specializes in the disciplines of downhill and Super -G.


Osborne - Paradis was at the age of four for the first time on skis. At age ten, he played his first race. From the winter 1999/ 00 he took in his home regularly in FIS races and runs to the Nor- Am Cup, where he developed his skills in the speed disciplines Downhill and Super -G. A first international respect for success, he landed at the Junior World Championship 2003 in France Serre Chevalier, where he was fifth in the downhill. After several top rankings in the Nor- Am Cup, he finally moved in 2004 to the squad of the Canadian national ski team on.

In January 2005, he debuted at the downhill skiing in Chamonix and drove at once to rank 14th in the following race confirmed Osborne - Paradis its reputation as one of the most promising young talents of the Canadian Ski Association. Chance get it finishes among the top 20, including in the 2005 World Ski Championships in Bormio (Rank 19 exit, rank 17 combination) and at the Olympic Winter Games 2006 in Turin (Rank 13 exit, Rank 20 Super -G). Top results failed to materialize, however.

That changed at the beginning of the season 2006/07. At the first World Cup downhill, which was held in the Canadian Lake Louise, Osborne - Paradis went surprisingly to second place and was at the end of the race just five hundredths of a second behind the winner Marco Büchel. At the 2007 World Championships in Åre, he was ninth in the downhill, but at the 2009 World Championships in Val d'Isère, he retired in both the downhill and super-G from. On 6 March 2009 Osborne - Paradis celebrated his first World Cup victory in the downhill in Kvitfjell. Two more victories followed in November and December 2009. At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010, however, he scored only 17th place in the downhill and super-G did not finish.

29 January 2011 Osborne - Paradis crashed on the descent from Chamonix to a driving error. He retired while a broken left shin bone and several ribs. He had the rest of the winter pause and could not attend races in the season 2011/ 12 on.


Olympic games

  • Turin 2006: 13 Downhill, 20 Super -G
  • Vancouver 2010: 17 Departure
  • Sochi 2014: 24 Super -G, downhill 25

World Championships

  • Bormio 2005: 17 Combination 19 departure
  • Åre 2007: 9 Departure
  • Schladming 2013: 16 Super -G, downhill 18

World Cup

  • Season 2007/ 08: 6 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 2008/ 09: 5 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 2009/ 10: 4 Downhill World Cup, 9 super- G World Cup
  • 9 podiums including 3 victories:

Junior World Championships

  • Tarvisio 2002: 38 Super -G, downhill 42
  • Briançonnais 2003: 5 Downhill, Super-G 28
  • Maribor 2004: 2 Super -G, downhill 26th, 35th Giant Slalom

Other successes

  • 2 Canadian Champion title (leaving 2010 and 2013 )
  • 3 wins in Nor- Am Cup (2 x Exit, 1 x Super -G)