Canada games: Sara-Jade Berthiaume wins gold in team
THREE-RIVERS — Excluded from the final trampoline individual the previous day, Sara-Jade Berthiaume responded by snatching the gold medal in the team competition, on Tuesday in Red Deer at the Canada Games.
For), this first position, however, had a slightly bitter taste since it did not have the feeling of having truly contributed to the conquest.
During the team competition, two boys and two girls were doing their individual routine. The best scores of the male and female were recorded to establish the final ranking of provinces.
However, when it’s his turn on the trampoline, Berthiaume has not been able to complete his routine. “It is super fun to have won. It was a beautiful team work, but I am disappointed with my performance. I felt bad, because I put all the pressure on my teammate. All the merit belongs to him, it is she who has managed to pick up the medal. At least, I am relieved that it ends well for the team,” said the door-colours of the club Trampoline Intercité.
In the end, Quebec was ranked first with a crop of 107,05 points ahead of Alberta (105,13 points) and British Columbia (102,05 points).
Berthiaume will be back in action on Thursday for the synchronized event with her teammate Laurence Roux. Still, a podium is within the reach of the duo. “During our training camp, it was going super well in sync. We don’t want to put too much pressure, but we know that it is possible to win,” says the athlete of 18 years.
A 5th place for Lecours
For its part, the He Charles Lecours got the fifth rank of the test of 2.5 km of skiing para-nordic standing, on Tuesday.
For this first presence to this prestigious appointment, the athlete 17 years old has completed the race in 12:29:80. It must be said that Lecours was rubbing on rivals with substantially more experience than him so that the three skiers on the podium were aged respectively 20, 27 and 20 years old.
“The skiers who were with him did the paralympic Games and world Championships. On his side, Charles is a first experience on a national level. With a big class like that, it benefits from a good experience. In addition to the course was quite demanding. It was a race well satisfactory”, commented his coach François Trudeau, who accompanied him to Red Deer.
Wednesday, Lecours, will tackle the sprint before taking part in the 5 km on Thursday.