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The Enigma: In Search of the Elusive Jaime Beauchesne

Jaime Beauchesne Slalom Skiing

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By Freddie Winter

Waterski Journal


February 3, 2021

The term ‘Legend’ is overused in the context of sport. The word is often used hyperbolically, along with ‘icon’ and the acronym ‘GOAT’, to describe someone who has reached a high level in their field. The overuse has diluted the real meaning to the point of cliché. Of course, there are instances when the shoe fits: those described are remembered amongst the sports gods and their achievements talked about amongst fans for years after their retirement. The next generation of athletes, aiming to emulate these legends, are measured with regards to the titans that preceded them.

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