SPORTS. The Richelieu Yamaska delegation has collected some twenty medals in various sports, notably in athletics, swimming, golf, road cycling, as well as men’s basketball and beach volleyball, since the start of the Quebec Games. As of this writing, the athletes had won a total of 20 medals, including 11 gold medals.
It is in swimming that athletes from Richelieu-Yamaska have obtained the most honours. In fact, thanks to para-swimming athletes, Gillian Pagé and Jérémie Dubois, the Richelieu Yamaska region received eight medals in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle categories. In addition, Jérémie Dubois broke his own record in the 100m freestyle, achieved last year in Laval.
Finally, for the 100m freestyle for 13 to 15 year olds, swimmer Eliot Roesch won bronze, just behind the athletes from the South Shore and Eastern Quebec.
In athletics, Sarah Anaëlle Touchard Kassarate and Jade Prud’homme stood out by winning a total of 4 medals. Sarah won bronze in both the 100m and 200m, while Jade won gold in the discus and hammer throw. As for Samuel Pinceau, he won gold in the 110m hurdles by finishing ahead of the representatives of Estrie and Laurentides.
Among the cyclists, the Richelieu-Yamaska group notably counted on the presence of Justin Demers to secure 2nd place in the men’s U17 Individual Time Trial.
In golf, the Yamaskois delegates were the great champions in the 13-17 year old Vegas two-handed categories, as well as in the 13-17 year old Two balls, best balls. The boys, meanwhile, won 3rd place in the 15-16 year-old Vegas two-man category.
For the collective disciplines, the men’s basketball teams as well as the men’s Beach Volleyball teams respectively won the gold and bronze medals.
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