• Cross Country Skiing
  • 2012
  • Athlete

Milaine Thériault

Milaine Thériault, of Saint-Quentin, was the first New Brunswick cross-country skier to compete at the Olympics, appearing a total of three times (1998, 2002 and 2006). Her accomplished career also saw her noted as the first New Brunswick cross-country skier on the National Senior team, a position she held for 12 years. Her first national competition representing New Brunswick was in 1991 at the Canada Winter Games. Thériault recorded first-place finishes that year and also from 1998 to 2000. Thériault was a World Cup competitor for four years, with consistent top-30 finishes, including a second-place showing in the Women's Relay in 2001. Her stellar career has resulted in Provincial and National awards of recognition, including Sport New Brunswick's Female Athlete of the Year in 2002; and acting as an ambassador at the 2003 Canada Winter Games.

Enrolled into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 9, 2012

Quick Facts

  • First New Brunswick athlete to compete in cross county skiing at the Olympic Games
  • Competed in three Olympic Games (Nagano, 1998; Salt Lake City, 2002; Torino, 2006)
  • Competed in World Cup relays in both 2001, placing 2nd and 2002, placing 8th
  • Came in 1st place at four National Senior Championships (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Recipient of the 2009 Firth Award presented by Cross Country Canada and of the 2002 Sport New Brunswick Female Athlete of the Year
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