The medal haul was a little less impressive this year for the athletes from Kamouraska-L’Islet, at 55e Quebec Games. Only Gustave Lapointe-Gamache of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies distinguished himself in athletics within the Chaudière-Appalaches delegation.
The only representative of L’Islet within the Chaudière-Appalaches delegation, Gustave Lapointe-Gamache shone in the 3000 m Olympic walk. With a time of
15 min 11 s and 95/100, the young man from Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies climbed on the first step of the podium.
It should be noted that the Chaudière-Appalaches delegation also distinguished itself in athletics, where 20 of the 38 medals won during the Games came from one or other of the events associated with this discipline. This 2022 harvest is also the region’s best performance at a Summer Final since 2007. Chaudière-Appalaches thus finished 3e rank in medal standings and 5e for that of the regions.
Note that the Bas-Laurentian delegation was represented this year by seven athletes from Kamouraska. Among them, Nicolas Beaulieu de Saint-Pascal (athletics); Olivier Lévesque from Sainte-Hélène-de-Kamouraska, Raphaël Ouellet from Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and Mathieu Turcotte from Saint-Pascal (baseball); Anthony St-Jean of Mont-Carmel (golf); Lucas Sirois of Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska (soccer); Rachel Perreault from La Pocatière (beach volleyball). None of them, however, made it to the podium.
Regionally, the results are also mixed for the Bas-Laurentian delegation, which saw its ranking improve compared to the 2018 Summer Finals in Thetford-Mines according to the disciplines — baseball, men’s basketball, swimming, women’s beach volleyball, archery —, stay stable — women’s soccer —, or regress — track and field, women’s basketball, golf, men’s soccer, mountain biking, women’s volleyball, men’s volleyball. The region nevertheless ends with a harvest of 12 medals, three gold, three silver and six bronze.
“We were expecting it. Finally, a Quebec Games Final! Despite all the challenges, the organizing committee was able to welcome us and allow our athletes to live this unique experience in Quebec. They were able to measure themselves against the best athletes, experience the spirit of the Games and excel,” declared Josée Longchamps, head of delegation for Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Note that Bas-Saint-Laurent will host the next two Quebec Games finals. First Rivière-du-Loup in the winter of 2023, some competitions of which will take place in Kamouraska, and then Rimouski in the summer of 2023.