Victory for Laurence St-Germain: a source of pride for those close to her

Victory for Laurence St-Germain: a pride for those close to her


Athlete Laurence St-Germain, originally from Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, in the Capitale-Nationale, won gold on Saturday morning at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Courchevel and Méribel (France), to the delight of her parents, who did not hide their emotion. 

“I am very proud of Laurence, of the work she has accomplished, said his mother, Louise Lagarde, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles. It was definitely an exciting night. I listened to the race with my son on FaceTime. It was the screams, the tears, the excitement. My pleasure in watching her race is to see her smile when she arrives, especially when she has a great race like that. For a mother, it's really nice.”

“She's been on the Canadian team for several years and works hard to achieve her goal,” she added. .

Quebec Premier François Legault congratulated the 28-year-old athlete in a post on Twitter.

“Happy to be stressed

Laurence St-Germain thus goes down in history, as it is the first gold medal in women's slalom for Canada since 1960. Anne Heggtveit then won gold in slalom.

The main interested party ran on pressure. This is what allowed him to get ahead of the American Mikaela Shiffrin.

“I have worked hard in the last two weeks, indicated Laurence St-Germain. I trusted my ski and didn't think about the result and it worked […]. [Friday] night, I was really stressed. I didn't sleep well, but I was happy to be stressed, since I knew it was going to help me.”