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Quebec Games: success in men’s volleyball and triathlon

Once again, the Centrois athletes are dazzling and will win victories and medals at the Jeux du Québec, in Laval. It’s the gold medal for Laurent Tétreault (Saint-Germain-de-Grantham) and the bronze medal for Sarah-Maude Lévesque (Drummondville) in triathlon and multiple victories for the men’s volleyball team.

A family matter

It was with the whole family of athletes in the stands that the individual triathlon competition with drafting began today. Laurent Tétreault (Drummondville), Ludovic Long (Victoriaville) and Victor Roy (Nicolet) started their first race at 9:30 a.m. The girls Sarah-Maude Lévesque (Drummondville), Léa Turgeon (Victoriaville) and Ève Turgeon ( Drummondville). With the sweltering heat, it was not easy for the athletes to set their best race times. It is with a time of 30.22 minutes that Laurent crosses the finish line in first position, 15 seconds ahead of his closest competitor. Laurent quickly stood out during the first swimming stage. He quickly outpaced the leading group on the bike stage. He ran with confidence and took full advantage of his experience.

Victor Roy, who finished 6th in his class, did well despite a few glitches and challenges along the way. “I gave it my all and that had an impact on the race, because I had more difficulty. I managed to catch up despite everything,” he says. Ludovic also did very well during his competition, finishing in 5th position in his U17 category. Just like Victor, Ludovic mentions that his race went well and he was able to take advantage of his partner Victor’s groove during the bike part. To follow up on the boys’ competition, the girls delivered great performances.

Sarah-Maude Lévesque collects a 7th medal for Centre-du-Québec with her third place in her U15 category. She says she is very proud of her swimming since it is not her strength. On the bike, she did very well following a group and in the end the race was more difficult. Léa Turgeon proudly finished in 6th position in her U15 category. “Despite the fact that I received several blows during the swim at the start of the course, I managed to hold on, I’m very proud of that. In the race, it went really well and hearing the people shouting who were encouraging me motivated me. Finally, Ève Turgeon, the only representative of the U17 women’s category, ranked 5th, arriving just behind her compatriot Sarah-Maude. All in all, the Centre-du-Québec delegation performed well and the competitions of the next few days will also be worth watching. Centric supporters were present everywhere on the site. This team intends to represent its region over the next few days.

From victory to victory

It is with 7 victories in 8 games in volleyball that the boys end their 2nd day of competitions. The team finished in the top 8 and went to the quarter-finals on Friday morning. The team has the wind in its sails. Led by Martin Nadeau (Drummondville), the troupe does not go unnoticed. “We really have a dream team. For the elimination rounds, anything is possible,” he says. In the regular season, the team ranks 10th. So that’s quite an improvement. “It was the team effort that paid off. The players play very good volleyball. We caused quite a surprise by downgrading the Laurentians team, which was supposed to finish 3rd in the tournament,” added the coach.

Soccer, mountain biking, archery

Under the Laval heat, the soccer teams played their third game. Following the two 30-minute halves, the women’s team and the men’s team admitted defeat by a score of 5-0 and 6-0 respectively. For the girls, the game started with 5 injured players. The lack of confidence in the ball and the lack of aggressiveness did not favor the Central team. However, we must highlight the magnificent performance of the goalkeeper, Marylie Paul (Victoriaville), who made five big decisive saves.

It was the Capitale-Nationale that faced the men’s soccer team, and the people of Centrico were waiting for them. Returning from half-time, the score was 3-0 for the opponent. This did not prevent the team from putting pressure on despite the fatigue. We remember that on Wednesday, the Équipe centricoise created quite a surprise by eliminating Lanaudière, which was a favorite region in the top ranking. With heads held high, the Little Bees lost by the 6-0 mark. The team will play classification matches on Friday.

For archery, Sophie Houle, the coach, says she is very confident for tomorrow’s elimination round. “Amélie Vigneault (Drummondville) is maintaining her score very well, but the weather is not playing in her favour. If she keeps her consistency, we have good hopes of a medal, ”she underlines.

Golf

The golfing duos began their Vegas event for two in the morning. They caused a surprise by finishing in 3rd place for the youth team and 2nd place for the bantam team provisionally. The bantam team, made up of Guillaume Desmarais (Drummondville) and Adam Gauthier (Saint-Marjorique), stood out for its complementarity and team spirit. Their communication was outstanding. For the juveniles Léo Beaudoin Labrecque (Victoriaville) and Vincent Laperrière (Drummondville), morale was more difficult. The stress was much more present than Wednesday and the general classification weighed on the pair’s expectations.

To follow the Quebec Games on the Web

Anyone interested in the Quebec Games and the performances of the region has numerous possibilities of obtaining information on the Web. As for the region, the LSCQ website will be a goldmine of information: schedules, results, list of medalists∙e∙s and daily press releases will be there. In terms of live content, the Jeux du Québec-Région Centre-du-Québec Facebook page and the GoCDQ Instagram account will be very popular during the nine days of the event.

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