Melanie Robillard

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Melanie Robillard
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Melanie Robillard at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Born (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 36)
Sussex
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Sport
CountryGermany
SportCurling
ClubSC Riessersee

Melanie Robillard (born October 3, 1982 in Sussex, New Brunswick) is a curler originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She recently coached the Spanish national team, while living in Madrid. Currently, she lives in Switzerland[citation needed] and plays for Andrea Schöpp.

Career[edit]

As a junior, Robillard curled for Jenn Hanna's team in 2000 as her lead; the rink would lose in the Ontario provincial junior finals that year, to Julie Reddick. In 2002, Robillard skipped her own team to the provincial junior finals, but lost once again to Reddick.[1] Robillard, who has a German mother, officially played alternate for the German team at the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, but ended up playing second for seven of the eleven matches. Later on in the year, she played lead for the German mixed team that won the gold medal at the 2008 European Mixed Curling Championship,[2] she competed on the German women's teams, skipped by Andrea Schöpp, as second in the 2010 Winter Olympics, and as third in the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championship, which they won.[3][4]

In 2011, she coached both the Spanish men's and women's teams at the European Curling Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Robillard formerly studied law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, she currently works as an office manager for an investment firm. She speaks French, English, German and Spanish,[5] she is married to fellow curler Antonio Mollinedo.

In 2005, Robillard posed topless for a calendar to promote women's curling.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HIT RADIO FFH - Sport - Melanie Robillard Archived 2010-02-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Worldcurling-Profil from Melanie Robillard Archived 2010-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Curling Team Schöpp
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-03-29. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Local heroes: Melanie Robillard | Vancouver 2010 | Sports | Ottawa Sun
  6. ^ Women of Curling (Fire on Ice)

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