Sonia Paquette

I met with Dr. Ghislaine Robert in Japan at the FISU games. I immediately made a connection with her. After that, she became my doctor for the rest of my athletic career. She was always there when I needed her. For example, in 1996, I was preparing for the Olympic Games and just before leaving for a 4 months training camp, I tore my right calf muscle. Her prompt care helped me recover quickly and I was able to achieve the Olympic qualification time soon after and then go to Atlanta for the Olympic Games.

Dr. Robert is undoubtedly the best doctor I have ever met. She has always been very professional, available and efficient; she helped me to realize my goals in sports. I will always be thankful for that.

Sonia Paquette
Track & field (100 meters hurdles)
Lifesaving (beach sprint & beach flag)


Track & field

  • Track & Field National Team Member for Canada (1992-2003);
  • Olympic Team Member for Canada at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta;
  • National Champion (100 meters hurdles) in 1992, 1993 and 1996;
  • Participated at 8 World Championships;
  • Several provincial record holder;
  • Best performances : 100 meters hurdles : 12,96 / 100 meters : 11,49
  • 6th at the Francophone Games in 2001 (100 meters hurdles);
  • 3rd at the World University Games in Sicily in 1997 (4x100m);
  • 3rd at the World Indoor Championships in Toronto in 1993 (Medley relay);
  • Canadian Championships (1992-2001) : 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals;
  • Canadian University Championships (1993-2000) : 9 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 1 bronze medal;
  • Ranked 10th in the World Junior Ranking in 1992.


  • Lifesaving National Team Member (2000-2002);
  • World Champion (beach sprint) at the Rescue 2002 World Lifesaving Championship in USA;
  • 1st at the Goodwill Games (beach sprint) in Australia in 2001;
  • 3rd in the beach flag, 3rd in the beach sprint and 4th in the beach relay at the Rescue 2000 World Lifesaving Championship in Australia in 2000.
    Sonia Paquette