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Marie-Lou MORIN
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born01 Oct 1990 in Changzhou, CHN
Height1.73 m
Weight 65 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Business Management, Commerce - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at age eight in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Why this sport?
"When I was young, I was a very active kid. I took some ballet jazz classes, gymnastics, tap dancing and I was part of the ski racing team. I also had this undeniable love for water. My aunt, who worked in synchro, suggested to my mum to introduce synchro into my already active life."
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Canada
General Interest
Nicknames
Loulou, Lewis, Jimmy (aquaevitae365.com, 21 Feb 2017; synchro.ca, 18 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Travelling, food, baking, cooking. (Instagram profile, 28 May 2018; synchro.ca, 18 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (aquaevitae365.com, 21 Feb 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always cracks her toes just before competing. (synchro.ca, 18 Sep 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No matter how impossible a dream seems or how many people think you are crazy for pursuing it, follow your heart and go for it without any regrets." (aquaevitae365.com, 21 Feb 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She decided to retire following Canada's failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She worked for a couple of months performing on cruise ships before deciding to return to the sport in August 2016. She retired again in November 2017. (Instagram profile, 17 Nov 2017; sportcom.qc.ca, 02 Aug 2016)

ROAD TO RIO DOCUMENTARY
She was one of two narrators of the sports documentary 'Perfect', which followed the Canadian artistic swimming team's attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Morin is the French narrator of the film, with her national teammate Claudia Holzner the English narrator. (thesuburban.com, 04 Aug 2016)

FROM CHINA TO CANADA
She was born in Changzhou, People's Republic of China, but moved to Quebec, Canada, at age one after being adopted by a Canadian family. (olympic.ca, 2014; synchro.ca, 26 Aug 2010; synchro.ca, 06 Mar 2016)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 88.800
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 90.367
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 88.889 
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 90.000
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 88.620
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 90.300
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 90.410
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2010 Moscow, RUS Total 378.875