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Audrey JOLY
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born19 Jun 1998 in Saint-Eustache, CAN
Height1.60 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Saint-Eustache, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Biomedical Science, Kinesiology - University of Montreal: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began artistic swimming at age seven at Performance Synchro in Saint-Eustache, QC, Canada.
Why this sport?
She liked the combination of swimming, dancing, and gymnastics in the sport and was inspired by watching artistic swimming at the Olympic Games. "I told my parents that I wanted to dance in the water like the girls on television. I also really liked diving, but we chose swimming because it was offered in Saint-Eustache."
Club / Team
Dollard Artistic Swimming: Montreal, QC, CAN
Name of coach
Gabor Szauder [national]
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Canadian freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury. (olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In order to succeed, you must first believe that you can." (olympic.ca, 11 Aug 2019)
Other information
FLYER
She specialises as a flyer. "I've trained a lot of diving, trampoline. I've been a flyer my entire life. I couldn't push like Andy [fellow Canadian artistic swimmer Andree-Anne Cote], she's got really strong legs. It's really specific. We all have a certain place in the highlights and we all have a certain job to do to make it really good." (thestar.com, 07 Aug 2021)

SPORT NAME CHANGE
She believes there is more respect for her sport since the International Swimming Federation [FINA] changed the official name from synchronised swimming to artistic swimming, putting it on a par with artistic gymnastics. "A lot of people compare it to a sprint, doing a running sprint on track but like holding your breath while you do it, so that's why I think it's really hard because it builds up the lactic acid in your body. But you have to keep going and you have to smile while you do it. People that don't know the sport don't know everything that's going on under the water, as well. That's what makes it a really complicated and hard sport." (latimes.com, 07 Aug 2021; thestar.com, 07 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Highlights 89.933 
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine