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Quebec Games: the South Shore and the Laurentians are off to a flying start

Québec Games: the South Shore and the Laurentians are off to a flying start


The South Shore and the Laurentians completely dominated the first day of competition at the 56th Quebec Games final in Rivière-du-Loup, winning 22 and 18 medals respectively. < /p>

The performances of the athletes in gymnastics allowed the South Shore to reach the podium 11 times and climb to first place in the medal table.

Alexia Carré, Fabio De Felice and Mathis Paradis were the three gymnasts from the South Shore to win a gold medal.

Meanwhile, young Laurentians confirmed their domination in weightlifting with an impressive harvest of 12 medals in this favorite discipline. 

Briana Chartrand, Thomas Pilote and Mariana Elena Andras shone putting the grappling hook on three gold medals each.

Weightlifter Briana Chartrand

In weightlifting, let's also mention the performances of Santiago Apolinar (Richelieu-Yamaska) and Antonin Lanoue (Lanaudière) who also climbed to the top step of the podium three times.

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In short-track speed skating, the Joly sisters from La Mauricie literally stole the show, completing the triple crown. In turn, Érika, Justine and Ariane flew over the ice at the Cité des Jeunes Stadium to win a gold medal in their respective categories.

These performances were underlined by the encouragement of their teammates and by their coach Éric Bédard who is experiencing a return to his roots since he trained in Rivière-du-Loup with coach François Gogoux at the start of his career. < /p>

Once again this discipline will have given rise to spectacular races. The partisan crowd also pushed with local skater Clara Boudreau-Alexandre who won a bronze medal, the only one for the host delegation from Est-du-Québec. 

” I am very happy. Everyone encouraged me and I felt the crowd,” commented the 14-year-old skater from Louperivoise, who also comes from a family of skaters. 

Figure skating

The Laval athletes in figure skating had a great day with two gold medals out of a possible three.

Alessia Taddeo and Liam Schmidt managed to climb on the top step of the podium. 

It was also the start of the women's hockey tournament. The Chaudière-Appalaches team got off to a good start in the competition, scoring two shutout wins. 

The preliminary round will continue tomorrow with six games and already in the evening, the teams will compete for the quarter-finals. -final.

Always concerning Chaudière-Appalaches, Raphaël Fortin from Lévis won a gold medal and another silver in gymnastics. The region finished its day with a total of five medals.

For its part, the Capitale-Nationale won seven medals, including two gold.

Table of medals – Day 1

South Shore

Total: 22


Total: 18


Total: 12


Total: 11

Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean < ul>

  • Medals: 1 gold, 6 silver, 3 bronze
  • Total: 10

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