Name: Roseline Filion
Hometown: Laval Qc.
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning the bronze medal in the 10m synchro at the 2005 world aquatic championship in Montreal in front of my family and friends. It was a life changing experience.
How you got involved in your sport: I watched the 96 Olympics and I saw Annie Pelletier win her bronze medal on 3 meter and I told my parents I wanted to be like her so they put me in to diving.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: I always knew I wanted to represent Canada.
Favorite Quote: “Winning isn’t everything, wanting it is” – Vince Lombardi
Best Result: 2nd on the 10m synchro at the London test event (World Cup) in London February 2012. 1st on 10m at the Canada Cup in Montreal, may 2011
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? My Grandfather Guy Filion is my number one fan, the one who always knows what to say during the though times: “keep fighting.” He did everything for me when I was younger like driving me to my practices …unfortunately he passed away on January 22nd 2012, a couple of days before I left for a world cup competition. My Olympic year is dedicated to him. No matter what happens I will keep fighting.
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you? What was it and if it is an article or video do you have a link of it that we can post to share with others? I recently saw the documentary “Running the Sahara” with Canadian Ray Zahab about his 111 days expedition of running through the entire Saharan Desert. Ray’s courage, determination, passion and motivation inspired me to be a better athlete, to push my limits and not fear the unknown. I had the chance to assist at one of his conferences, and he totally inspires me. Like he says: Impossible 2 possible.
Fun Facts: I really like fashion and styling. My teammates, friends and family regularly ask for tips and my opinion on their clothing, hair, make up… everything!