Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke (ESS) the Sherbrooke 2013 Canda Summer Games Legacy fund, Desjardins and the boutique Le Coureur are proud to highlight the participation of seven local athletes in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, which will begin on Feb. 5. These athletes, members of the Sherbrooke International program, are: Sébastien Beaulieu for alpine snowboarding, Kim Boutin for short track speed skating, Jules Burnotte for biathlon, Samuel Giguère for bobsleigh, Olivier Léveillé for cross-country skiing, Jordan Pierre-Gilles for short track speed skating, and Marion Thénault for freestyle skiing.
“The majority of these athletes have been supported by Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke since their very beginnings,” said Rémy Fontaine, General Manager of Excellence Sportive Sherbrooke. “The Sherbrooke International program allows us to complement the support they receive from other programs, from their federation, their club, or other organizations. We can support them for their training camps, competitions, equipment or peripheral services. In this difficult time, they are role models of determination and perseverance for all of us. We can’t wait to see them in action!”
The organization also made special mention of Serge Dugas, from Magog, an alpine ski coach, named to the Canadian team.
Events and goals per athlete:
Sébastien Beaulieu: snowboard – alpine – parallel giant slalom
“My goal is to make the finals, so to make a top 16.”
Official ESS partners: Maxime Nault, Kinatex Horizon Performance physiotherapist, Sherbrooke International program
Kim Boutin: short track speed skating – 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m, women’s relay, mixed relay
“I would say mission accomplished. It is already time to reconnect with the Olympic rings,” said the 500m world record holder, who took a step back during the pandemic to focus on her mental health.
“I’m going back, but this time with wide open eyes and a bigger heart.
Official ESS partner: Sherbrooke International program
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