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Date of Birth: 17/09/76
Place of Birth: North Bay, ON
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 170 lbs
Years on National Team: 3
  Julia Rivard is one of three new members on the women's Olympic K-4 500 metre crew. Rivard was born and raised in North Bay, Ont., and only moved to Nova Scotia four years ago to pursue her training. Her first sport was swimming and she only embarked in a kayak for the first time at age 19. The reason:

 "I heard there was a real cute paddling coach in North Bay and decided to try-out for the team," said Rivard, who eventually married the coach in question, Trevor Marshall. "He was really inspirational and I quit swimming that year."

  Rivard plans to attend law school next year.

2000 Games
Sept. 30: Women's K-4 500m: Carrie Lightbound, Mississauga; Julia Rivard, North Bay, Ont.; Kamini Jain, Calgary; Marie-Josee Gibeau-Ouimet, Lachine, Que., wound up ninth in final.
Sept. 28: Women's K-4 500m: Carrie Lightbound, Mississauga; Julie Rivard, North Bay, Ont.; Kamini Jain, Calgary, and Marie-Josee Gibeau-Ouimet, Lachine, Que., were third in semifinal heat, advanced to final.
Sept. 26: Women's K-4 500: Marie-Jones Gibeau-Ouimet, Lachine, Que.; Carrie Lightbound, Mississauga, Ont.; Julie Rivard, North Bay, Ont.; Kamini Jain, Calgary, placed fifth in heat, advanced to semifinals.


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Canada's women's K4 team


2000 Games Canoe & Kayak Coverage