Pointe-Claire athletes stand out once more
Canoe-Kayak and Masters Swim
The mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is proud to highlight the most recent accomplishments of the Canoe-Kayak and Masters Swim clubs, who stood out at competitions.
At the beginning of May, a group of athletes from the Canoe-Kayak Club took part in the national team trials, where they competed against other Canadian athletes for international competitions. The athletes representing Pointe-Claire gave a brilliant performance, with the following results:
|Annah Mbongo||1st place, K1 200m C-Final
7th place, K1 500m B-Final
|Lissa Bissonnette||1st place, K 200m
1st place, K2 500m
1st place, K4 500m
|Jeremy De Sousa||5th place, Senior K2 1,000m
7th place, Senior K1 B-Final
|Christine Gauthier||1st place, OC1 Para V’aa|
|Emmanuelle Guilbert||1st place, C1 B-Final|
|Shannon Myles||3rd place, C1 1,000m B-Final|
|Nicolas Thirion||5th place, K1 1,000m B-Final
5th place, K4 500m
|Sarah Vegas-Dubois||4th place, K1 200m B-Final
5th place, K1 500m B-Final
5th place, K2 500m
Based on her first place ranks, Lissa Bissonnette represented Pointe-Claire and Canada at two International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups – first in Poznan, Poland, then in Duisburg, Germany. She finished 12th internationally.
At the end of May, swimmers Mae Waldie (backstroke), Helena Lui (breaststroke), Judie Oliver (butterfly) and Gail Whittaker (freestyle) from Pointe-Claire Aquatic Club’s Masters Swim team, with an average age of 80 years old, beat a world record, winning gold in the 4 X 100m medley relay in their category. The feat took place at the Canadian Masters Swimming Championship, with more than 100 clubs from Canada and the U.S. participating.
“Congratulations to these Pointe-Claire athletes—true ambassadors from our community—who stand out by persevering and pushing their limits,” said Mayor Belvedere. “We proudly acknowledge their efforts and support them on their road to success.”
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