Athlete Profile - Barrett MARTINEAU

Birth Date:  04 Sep 1991
Age:  26
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  178
Weight (Kg):  83

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men 24

Barrett MARTINEAU - Schedule

Biographical Information

Highlights World Championships
YearLocationMenTeam X
2017Konigssee, GER139
2016Igls, AUT198
2015Winterberg, GER20-

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

World Cup overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2014/2015
2017/20181 x 11th, 1 x 15th, 2 x 16th
2016/20171 x 8th, 1 x 10th, 1 x 11th
2015/20162 x 8th, 1 x 10th, 2 x 12th
2014/20151 x 16th, 2 x 17th, 1 x 18th

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
112017/2018IndividualAltenberg, GER1:56.29
152017/2018IndividualWhistler, BC, CAN1:46.82
162017/2018IndividualKonigssee, GER1:43.64
162017/2018IndividualLake Placid, NY, USA1:49.87
212017/2018IndividualIgls, AUTDNQ
222017/2018IndividualPark City, UT, USADNQ
282017/2018IndividualWinterberg, GER58.46

X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start
Education Business Administration, Management - Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, CAN
Languages spoken English
Other sports He competed in Nordic combined at the world junior championships in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jan 2010)
Injuries In June 2017 he was diagnosed with a fracture to his left tibia [lower leg]. (Facebook page, 05 Jul 2017)
National team 2012 (, Mar 2017)
Start He first tried skeleton in 2010 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB, Canada. (, Mar 2017)
Reason He previously competed in Nordic combined, but retired from the sport at age 18. Soon after, he realised he was missing sport and considered taking up either skeleton, track cycling or speed skating. "I wanted to do something completely different. I chose skeleton, as I thought that was the coolest one." (, 02 Apr 2016)
Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 02 Apr 2016)
Influence His parents, and his former ski jumping coach Jindro Mayer. (, 20 Feb 2014)
Rituals He keeps a picture of his former ski jumping coach Jindro Mayer wedged into the foam of his helmet. Mayer died in a car accident in 2004. (, 02 Apr 2016)
Additional information General
He believes his experience competing in Nordic combined has helped him progress in skeleton. "Both of those sports, ski jumping and cross-country skiing, gave me a combined focus for skeleton. Cross-country skiing gave me that drive to work hard and always be pushing the envelope. Ski jumping gave me that desire for the adrenaline rush." (, 24 Nov 2015)

He was a ski jumping forerunner at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "Being part of the Olympics in that small way confirmed my unwavering desire to experience it as an athlete one day." (, Mar 2017)

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