A doubled golden!
Three-Rivers — Marie-Ève Gélinas will have the spirit light during the closing ceremonies of the Canada Games. The archère) completed a perfect week in Red Deer, Friday, while she enjoyed a second gold medal in the space of 24 hours. After his triumph individual the day before, she has climbed to the top of the test of recurve bow, team with teammate Jacob Gagnon.
A few minutes after having disposed of the Saskatchewan in the final, to the account of 6-2, the door-club colours The Sagittarius floated literally on a cloud. “I can’t ask for more! We wanted to do our best and we really pulled like crazy!”
After a first victory of 6-2 in the quarter-final against British Columbia, a heavy command was waiting for the quebec duo in the “carré d’as”: a meeting with the favorites of the Ontario. Atwood and Gagnon, however, were not left to distract and have finally signed a triumph convincing 6-0. What better way to make you full of confidence before the ultimate showdown! “It has really encouraged. Passing in final, assured of a medal when this pressure is gone. It remained simply to know what color would be the medal.”
After being blown away in 2015 by winning two bronze medals at the age of 14 years, Gélinas has landed in Alberta, with the firm intention to succeed another lined with premium an individual gold. The pressure is now relieved, she can say mission accomplished.
“I put a lot more pressure than my first participation in the Canada Games. I was coming for the gold. I absolutely wanted to win the individual event, and I was aiming for a podium in the team. There, I earned two gold medals. It seems that I don’t realize it yet. I am really glad that I did.”
The double gold medallist will benefit now from his last moments at the Canada Games to go and encourage the other athletes from quebec, always in action. The program, she plans to go see the training of female hockey players who battle always to the gold.
On his return to the fold, it will then focus on the qualifications for the World youth.