May 20, 2022

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Mary-Michelle Gagnon made a little girl’s dream come true

Mary-Michelle Gagnon made a little girl's dream come true

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. “

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New strategy

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.