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Decathlon: exceptional efficiency by Édouard Lavoie-Beaulieu

DECATHLON. Canada now has its Olympic decathlon champion. Drummondville can boast of getting its youth champion from Quebec in the primary self-discipline of athletics.

Through the Quebec athletics championship just lately held on the Université de Sherbrooke stadium; Édouard Lavoie-Beaulieu gained the youth decathlon (18-19 years) because of a efficiency of 6;266 factors. Within the remaining; 19-year-old Drummondvillois beat Justin Simard; from Laval College (5100 factors); and Késy Gélinas; from the Zénix de la Mauricie membership (3826 factors).

Because of this motion; Édouard Lavoie-Beaulieu reached the popularity requirements required by the Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme to be section of the provincial succession. The younger man; who trains on the Drummondville athletic membership; significantly impressed his coach Martin Gagné.

-It isn’t a lot his gold medal as the worth of what he achieved the exceptional. As a result of within the junior class; these are the equivalent occasions that we see within the Olympics. It presents a reasonably extensive community when it comes to athletics; –said Martin Gagné.

Édouard Lavoie-Beaulieu is surrounded by Justin Simard and Késy Gélinas on the rostrum. (Courtesy picture)

The decathlon consists of ten occasions over two days. The day following the 100 meters; the lengthy bounce; the shot assign; the lofty bounce and the 400 meters; the decathletes carry out the 110 meters hurdles; the discus throw; the pole vault; the javelin throw. and the 1500 meters. Factors are awarded based mostly on the efficiency of every athlete.

-Each efficiency has a worth. The curve isn’t linear. The extra you finish; the extra you pay. Worth performances which are past the average. What Édouard achieved in whole factors within the ten occasions is sort of exceptional; –said Martin Gagné.

“What’s much more outstanding in what it has achieved is that our membership doesn’t gain the equivalent amenities and the samejournaltimeforts as these in Sherbrooke; Quebec or Montreal;” added the coach. It’s fairly stunning that Édouard achieves such performances regardless of our restricted means. “

This efficiency happens when Damian Hotter broke the Olympic file for decathlon on the Tokyo Video games. The Ontarian captured the gold medal with a rating of 9;018 factors; bjournaltimeing the primary Canadian athlete to prevail the self-discipline on the Olympics. Hisjournaltimepatriot Pierce LePage completed in fifth space.

“The timing is qualified;” stated Martin Gagné. For most individuals; the decathlon means nothing to them. Our two Canadian Olympians are outstanding athletes. Individuals might see what it’s. It would democratize our sport. The decathlete who wins the gold medal on the Olympics is the Superman of the Video games! He’s the sportsman par excellence –.

A promising athlete

Édouard Lavoie-Beaulieu; a pupil within the electrical engineering program at Cégep de Drummondville; is endowed with simple bodily qualities and psychological energy.

-Édouard is a really highly effective athlete. He’s bodily very powerful for his weight. He’s additionally very driven: he isn’t scared of something. Injournaltimepetition; stress is absent with him. It means that he’s forever very environment friendly on the monitor. He forever manages to face out and shock us; –said Martin Gagné.

The final ; Lavoie-Beaulieu had completed first among the many juniors throughout the heptathlon occasion. Two years in the past; gained gold within the youth decathlon.

Over the following few weeks; Lavoie-Beaulieu will shut its season byjournaltimepeting at Sainte-Thérèse. Had it not been for the pandemic; the Drummondvillois would gain represented Quebec on the Canadian Video games within the Niagara Falls area. The occasion has been postponed till subsequent 12 months.

In 2022; Édouard Beaulieu-Lavoie will produce the leap to the senior class. The load of the machines he throws will improve in addition to the peak of his jumps.

-What he’ll gain to enhance to achieve the equivalent degree of efficiency is to acquire a diminutive velocity; flexibility and clearly much more energy. All with out gaining an excessive amount of weight or muscle mass. That is his problem for subsequent 12 months; –said his coach.

-One factor is for positive; Édouard has a radiant coming forward of him. For those who persevere to persevere; we nonetheless have not seen something; –added Martin Gagné.

Be aware that two different colour bearers from the Drummondville membership participated within the Quebec championship; which introduced collectively practically 500 athletes on Sherbrooke soil. Maxime-Antoine Vallée gained the pole vault occasion with a bounce of 4.20 meters. The 16-year-old athlete from Saint-Guillaume performs among the many juniors.

“It is fairly a exceptional efficiency for his age;” stated Martin Gagné; specifying that his protégé should practice in Sherbrooke; the place the membership has the required amenities.

For his section; the younger sprinter Samuel Beaulieu reached the ultimate of the 100 meters and 200 meters among the many juniors. Over the following few days; Beaulieu and Vallée will take part within the provincial age class championship held in Laval.

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