A medal and a song for her birthday. The last hours were full of emotions for a gymnast who participates in Gatineau, Canada Games in Halifax.
Dominique Nadeau helped Quebec to grab the bronze medal on Sunday night during the team competition in women. The exploit is not trivial to him.
"We would have liked gold, but everyone in our team nursed injuries. He had to work very hard to finish third, "said the teenager who celebrated his 17th birthday yesterday, following his visit to the podium.
"Yeah, a gift," she acknowledged at the end of the wire.
His teammates he sang the traditional "Happy Birthday!" Before all the other athletes in the cafeteria during lunch. They enjoyed a day off.
A day of rest was welcome for gymnast Club Gym-Action. His body has been suffering in recent weeks to the point where she questioned his participation in the Canada Games.
Both ankles wrecked
"I banged up both ankles. But I told myself I was lucky to be here and it was for me to endure the pain, "she said.
"It took still see my floor routine and make it less difficult," she added.
Only gymnast in the Outaouais in Quebec Team, Nadeau could find itself once again among the medals in the coming days. She qualified for the competition provided by aircraft Thursday.
You'll see the bars where she received the third highest score in the preliminary round of the weekend.
A total of 13 athletes participating in Ottawa Canada Games, which run until 27 February.
Claudie Carpenter, Kristel Morin-Martel and Marianne Pagé compete in the tournament this time in which Quebec Ringette far shows a record of 2-1. Morin had a goal and an assist yesterday in a 5-2 win against British Columbia.
For its part, the squash player Calvin Wren, from Hull, won his first two matches. In biathlon, Elyse Veillette-Brosseau took 11th place Sunday at the women's 12.5 km Individual. The sprint events will be presented today.
Other athletes should take part in the activities of the second block which begin Sunday.