Although she did not even attend the Tokyo Olympics, Montrealist Annie Guglia said she was satisfied with her outing on Monday in the skateboard “street” exam she had just completed.E Rang.
Guglia had not qualified for the games earlier in June, but two cases of COVID-19 and an injury to another competitor opened the door for her.
“It accomplished the mission! I never thought I would compete in the Olympics, especially not just with 36 hours notice, he told Radio-Canada after the Canadian competition. If I was prepared, with everything I needed, I would be able to take more risk. Under the circumstances, I gave as much as I could. I’m really happy. I believe it performed well! ”
“Bravo ninieguglia for your will! You can be proud to be a pioneer in your sport, ”said Isabelle Charest, the minister responsible for the status of women and a former elite athlete, on her Twitter account.
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Since events happened quickly at the age of 30, it took some time for the dust to settle and for her to fully comprehend what was happening. She understood when she was alone in her room.
“Because of the jet lag, I woke up at 2am and cried for an hour because it was the first time I was alone. I finally realized that I was here and why I was here. Honestly, I was crying and laughing in front of the rings in the village of athletes. It was the most time of my life. ”
13-year-old Japanese sensation Momiji Nishia won this first “skate” event, which marks her first Olympic appearance. Integrated to give a facelift, it kept all its promises with the youngest podium in the history of the sport.
Brazilian Ressa Leal (13 years), second, and Japanese Funa Nakayama (16 years), third, have an absolute record for youth in these podium sports (14 years and average age 191 days). International Olympic (IOC).
– With Agence France Press