On the strength of her first career medal on the World Cup circuit last Saturday in Huatulco, Mexico, Emy Legault is proud of her career full of ups and downs.
The triathlete from L'Île-Perrot, Montérégie, made her World Cup debut in 2015, finishing 55th.
“This medal is the reward of several years of work, she summarized. Over the years, I had moments of doubt and wondered if I was going to be able to compete with the best and get a top 10 or top 15. I'm really happy with my podium.  ;”
Legault believes that his running performance weighed heavily in his result.
“I was four to five years without improving in running, she said, before resuming progress for a year. After taking the time to heal a stress fracture in January 2019, I resumed running maintaining a good volume and good intensity. Consistency is the key. As a university student, it is not always easy at the end of semesters and you know difficult weeks. You can't have a big volume for a while and slow down later.”
Savoring every success
His career highlights are coming?
“I would like to believe so, but I don't take anything for granted,” said the 26-year-old. I'm savoring every success and focusing on the next race.
His next event will be the third leg of the World Series which will take place in the Old Port of Montreal starting Friday.
The super sprint (300 m swim, 7 km bike and 2 km run) and the mixed relay will be honoured.
As By comparison, Legault covered 750 m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running during the Huatulco sprint.
For the juniors, the Montreal meeting will constitute the Mondial.
” My first objective is to qualify for the finals without going through the repechage, explained Legault. I then aim for the second round, which would mean a place in the top 20. It's realistic. ”
Paquet wants to recover
On the men's side, Charles Paquet is excited to perform in front of his family and friends .
“It's always a big race and it's fun,” he said. I'm feverish and I'm starting to feel the stress. It's exciting.”
Paquet would have liked to have had a better start to the World Series season.
“It was difficult in Japan and I had to give up due to back pain, he pointed out. It wasn't perfect in Italy because of the heat. Even if my start is average, the season is still young and I have time to recover. In Montreal, my first goal is to reach the final rounds. It's a really interesting course. It's fast and technical. I like it. »
The two Quebecers, who are aiming to participate in the Commonwealth Games, from July 28 to 8  August in Birmingham, England, will also take part in the mixed relay which will take place on Sunday on the last day of the competition, which will bring together 1500 triathletes from more than 20 countries.