Mary-Michel Gagnon made a little girl’s dream come true by stepping on the third stage of the podium for the super-giant at the World Cup in Garmisch-Parkenkirchen on Saturday in Germany.
Lock-Etchemin’s bronze medal for pride gave him his first career podium at the Speed event, his first and 5th since 2016.E In career.
“I’m never said that before, but it’s always been my dream to win the podium at Super-Giant,” said Gagnon, who has worn the national team colors since 2007. When I broke a leg at 18 and I was asked to turn to technical events, I always dreamed of winning the podium at Super-Giant సూపర్. I am very happy. This is the first podium in almost five years. By focusing on the new discipline, the long delay between the podiums is somewhat explained. “
“I didn’t think the transition to fast-paced events would be too difficult and it’s going to be mentally tough to come back after my injury in Lake Louis in 2017,” Gagnan continued, “but I know it’s a project. Four years old and I’m in my third year. I’m always been patient. I’m passionate about speed events. I did not get the results I wanted at first, but I have no doubts about my decision. That is why this podium is so important. “
Surprise despite everything
She was so happy with the bronze medal that Gagnon was surprised to climb up the podium when she crossed the finish line. “I was half-wrong and I couldn’t believe I did the heat that allowed me to go on the podium,” she explained. Since I had the best speed in training, I knew I could do it, but it took a while to build my confidence and gain the experience I needed. I finished at 10E Put it in Val d’Isère, but then I experienced three online excursions. It is growing massively. “
Gagnon chose a new strategy. “I take a lot of risk. I reduced the intensity and collected 11E And 13E Places. This is not a bad thing at all and it is encouraging. I am now ready to go to the next level. Instead of going at 70% of my capacity, I am at 85% today (Saturday). However, it takes between 90 and 95% performance to expect success. “
Party at 29E Rank, Gagnon however took advantage of the beautiful snow conditions. She lost 0c93 to second-consecutive gold medalist Laura Gut-Behrami.
Norwegian Kazza Wickhoff won silver with a 0s68 finish from Switzerland.
Gagnon will be on board this morning for a second super-giant.