Athlete Feature of the Week: Antoine Olagne

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Hailing from Lyon, France, Antoine Olagne grew up skiing for the French Ski School. This will be Antoine’s first and only season skiing for UBC, as he is on exchange from his university in France. While he is here, he is studying in the Faculty of Arts. When he completes his studies, he hopes to work in foreign affairs or for the Ministry of Defense. The skiing opportunities around Vancouver are one of the reasons that Antoine chose to come to UBC while on exchange. From a young age, Antoine has raced in many disciplines for the French Ski School. Having a wide skiing skill-set is something that Antoine places great value in – as something he aspires to as well as something that he admires in others, such as Alexis Pinturault, arguably France’s best ski racer and the most multi-talented racer on the FIS circuit. One of Antoine’s proudest accomplishments with his club is skiing the “Flèche d’or,” or the “Golden Arrow” – the highest level of GS in his club. When not skiing, he enjoys playing soccer and tennis. Antoine is prepared to make the most of his time in Canada this season, and is going to be a fantastic addition to the roster in experience and in speed!

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