Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Joannie Rochette

Age: 24
Occupation: Figure skater
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Rarely does anyone remember the athlete who won bronze in any event in the Olympics. But Canadian figure skater Rochette, who took to the ice mere days after the sudden death of her mother, galvanized audiences everywhere with her courage, grace and steel and impressed the judges with her technique, earning herself a place on the podium.