October 28, 2020

Julia Simon profile

Julia Simon won a relay gold medal during the World Junior Championship in Minsk 2015. Together with her team mates Chloe Chevalier and Lena Arnaud she won by a margin of 26.9 seconds.

After being selected as an alternate for the Olympic Games of Pyeongchang 2018, she did not get to compete in any of the races.

Her World Cup debut was made in the 2016-2017 season, which she in 79th place in the Overall World Cup having scored 29 points.

Even if she picked up four podium places, including one win for France in World Cup relays during the 2018-2019 season, her Individual breakthrough came in the 2019-2020 season.

Simon finished 3rd in the Individual in Ostersund.

And 3rd in the Oberhof Sprint.

Julia Simon anchored the French mixed relay to an impressive victory in Pokljuka.

She won the very last race of the season, the Pursuit in Kontiolahti.

Winning her first Individual World Cup race she also dispelled a talked about “curse”, how no French athlete named Simon had ever won an Individual World Cup race. That no French athlete named Simon had not won any individual races, was surprising considering how many quality athletes named Simon had been competing.

Simon Fourcade had won 8 relays together with his French teammates, finished 5th in the Overall World Cup, but never won an Individual World Cup race.

Simon Desthieux had won several relays and many individual podiums before Julia Simon won.

Together with her team mate, Justine Braisaz, she is competing for Cluc des Sports Les Saisies.

Julia Simon is a student at Grenoble Alpes University.

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