Mikaël Kingsbury and Aurélie Rivard are two highlights of the 47th SPORTSQUÉBEC Gala, aiming to highlight the traditional athlete Morris by winning titles of male and female athletes at the international level (Maurice)’s performance highlights the achievements of local athletes and organizations.
“Winning the Morris Award has always been special,” Kingsbury said in an interview with QMI. I know I repeat myself year after year, but there is a Quebec sports legend on the trophy-he may be the best player in Montreal Canadiens history-winning the championship for eight consecutive years, it is amazing. I have nothing to say. ”
“A lot of athletes deserve trophies like this. This is beyond my control. I don’t have to win Morris. I just want to do my best. It’s a good recognition, so I am proud of it.”
For Rivald, who won five medals (including two gold medals) at the 2019 World Paralympic Swimming Championships, this is the second Mauritius after Mauritius in 2017, which demonstrates his Paralympic strength.
“What surprises me is that as far as the Rivard she launched, we rarely win the game. Besides, it was not the Olympic year, so I don’t know how much they will notice my performance. Therefore, I am very I’m glad to see that the dinner party recognizes me on the same level as the other girls.”
However, apart from individuals, what the SPORTSQUÉBEC team hopes to promote is amateur sports, even if the circumstances of this year’s party are very special. Indeed, the event was originally scheduled to be held on May 6, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the end, the event was actually organized and then broadcast on the RDS network on Tuesday.
SPORTSQUÉBEC President Julie Gosselin said in a press release: “The celebration party will allow us to take a break to celebrate Quebec amateur sports.” This pandemic will remind us of the close ties in the sports world. See it in an adapted version of this event and a very successful version. Thanks to all the craftsmen before and after the camera, and congratulations to the winners and finalists who stood out for their outstanding achievements last year. ”
A total of 57 individuals, teams, federations or events in one category or other categories were nominated.
Richard Legendre (Richard Jacques Bishan)
• Aurélie Rivard, quasi-swimmer (international level female athlete)
•Sophia Jensen, sprint canoe (Canadian female athlete)
• Judo athlete Améiie Grenier (Quebec female athlete)