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Living together was really canada goose outlet online store fun. But at the same time, if we were fighting, there was nowhere to go. Go to the bathroom? Jump overboard? Forget it, my parents would come back to get us. So basically, we had to figure things out and work on conflict resolution.

Our upbringing, our family values, the way we learned to live together on the boat and the fact we choose to promote ourselves as a trio no matter what really created our unity.

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When Chloe qualified for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and we were able official canada goose outlet to watch her compete she finished fifth that inspired me to become an Olympian, too. That when I realized what the Olympics are about. They have this power to bring out the best in humanity and bring everyone together, no matter where you from. I really wanted to be part of this inspiring movement.

uk canada goose outlet One of my biggest setbacks was being sent back to the lower Nor Am circuit in 2011, because I was having bad performances on the World Cup circuit. It was a really hard, emotional moment for me. However, this helped me remember why I love competing so much and, once I did, I started getting on to the podium again. I had earned back my spot on the World Cup team by the end of the season. It is in those difficult moments that I learned valuable lessons that made me grow and, in retrospect, I am very thankful for it. uk canada goose outlet

buy canada goose jacket I was the last of the three of us to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, and getting that final qualification spot for the Canadian team required the best performances of my career on the World Cup circuit. Not everyone thought I could do it, but, honestly, I never had a doubt. There was just a click in my mind at the end of the 2012 13 season. I was canada goose outlet excited to show it to the world and then it happened. For me, my journey to get to the Olympics was so rewarding. Being at the Olympics was a gold medal for me, and being there with my sisters was a dream come true. It was bigger than anything we experienced before, and I think it important we were there together. buy canada goose jacket

uk canada goose It was also great that our parents, Johane and Yves, were there, too. They drove us all over the place as teenagers and have followed us around the world as we competed at higher levels. We wouldn be where we are right now if it wasn for our parents. They will never say they made sacrifices for us they made choices based on the fact they both wanted to be with their children no matter what we were doing. After I finished 12th in Sochi, while my sisters were on the podium, they hugged me and kissed me and told me how proud they were of me. It was my 25th birthday. uk canada goose

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canadian goose jacket There nothing I would change about canada goose factory outlet my Olympic experience. I am so proud of my sisters for achieving their goals. I achieved mine, becoming an Olympian, and I know I did everything in the race to do my best. So I was really happy with myself, I was at peace with myself, and I had my two sisters doing crazy things. It was a symbol of our unity and our work together. It was an example of what it means to Olympic. just saw all of us being champions and I thought, well, now I can learn from canada goose outlet in montreal the two best in the world! canadian goose jacket

We really try to enjoy this time in our lives.

This is only going to last for so long, this situation where we always together, and we just embracing the moment.

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