In the next few days, the 121 Morrissey athletes selected for the Quebec Games will take the road to Rivière-du-Loup. The duo Gaëlle St-Pierre-Lepître (trampoline) and Alexis Dubuc-Bilodeau (speed skating) will serve as flag bearers.
La Mauricie will be represented in 15 of the 20 disciplines at the Final 56 of the Quebec Games, which were scheduled to take place in 2021. From March 4-7, the athletes will be gymnasts (6), weightlifters (1), and women’s hockey. (18), figure skating (4), speed skating (7), diving (2), taekwondo (7) and trampoline (4). It is very unusual to have three Julie sisters who are active in speed skating, namely Erica, her twin sister Justine, and Ariane. Even though the twins are the same age, Justine will be competing as a 15-year-old, while Ariana will be partnering with the kids who are 14-years-old. For her part, Erica will fight on the track with athletes who are 16 years old.
Then, during the second block, from March 8 to 11, events for badminton athletes (6), men’s curling (5), men’s hockey (18), judo (14), artistic swimming (10), ringgit (16) and tennis will be held. table (3). “Morrissey will be represented with dignity at the Games and we can really feel the enthusiasm and excitement among our athletes,” said Roger Trudell, General Manager of Morrissey’s Regional Sports and Leisure Unit (URLSM).
“We hope to get 20 medals in the 2023 edition. In the first group, we boosted our hopes for gymnastics, trampoline and speed skating. In the second group, hopes for judo and artistic swimming. Are you under pressure here? (laughs)”
In addition to the 121 athletes, at least 40 coaches and companions will be on site. In addition, 15 missionaries will join the group. “We are really proud of our flag bearers. Gael has been an elite athlete for three years and finished fifth in her first international competition held in Portugal. Alexis is first in Quebec, and in Canada, for the 500m, 1000m and 1500m in his age group They range from 14 to 15 years old,” explained Head Chef, Alex Cloutier.
“It’s been a long wait, but the Rivière du Loup Final will finally take place,” said Olga Gordin, President of ULS Morrissey. For the youth of Quebec, the Quebec Games is the biggest sporting competition and a great opportunity for them to come together. These young people are at the same time real regional ambassadors. »
Now, on to the games!