Elliot Grondin (Éliot Grondin) won the gold medal at the World Junior Snowboard Cross-Country Championships in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on Tuesday, thus ending the fantasy season.
Grondin said: “I won two runner-ups in the 2018 and 2019 World Junior Championships. It was a bit painful not to win the championship title.” It was more difficult due to travel, but I really wanted to go there. After the last World Cup, I left Veyonnaz at 5 pm on Saturday and arrived in Moscow at 6 am on Monday. On the flight from Munich to Moscow, I only slept for a few hours before training a few times. The challenge is to stay awake. “
Grondin continued: “I came to this world to bring gold back to Canada, and its mission has been completed.” If I don’t win, it won’t work for me for several years, because I have done it. Everything is ready. I don’t mind being a favorite. I think this might help me because my World Cup results have left a deep impression on several people. “
Gurnard won the silver medal in the World Youth Division in Cardrona, New Zealand in 2018 and Reiteralm, Austria in 2019.
Grondin said that he wanted to participate in this world, and also wanted to be the favorite person, so as to enjoy new experiences in his development, so he did not feel the butterfly as he expected, because everyone saw him as Winner.
He said: “I’m so tired that I don’t feel any pressure.” I just want to control myself and go down the mountain at a time.I was very tired this morning [mardi], But I used up all the remaining energy. I have no outside pressure. “
Grondin took part in the competition, ranked first in the qualifying, and won four games and was on the podium.
Even if everyone sees a gold medal hanging around his neck, Boselon makes sure that he doesn’t take anything for granted.
“There is no danger, I will take it lightly. Every time I win, I want to go as soon as possible, because I know that victory is not in my pocket. There will always be some juniors who will become very good. In the final, the Austrian (Felix Powrondra) Excellent performance. It’s fun to raise the caliber. It shows that the next generation of my sport is good.”
Even if Grondin participates in a team competition on Wednesday, his excellent season at the individual level will end. Has this season exceeded his expectations?
“After finishing second in Italy at the beginning of the season, I knew that I was ranked first in the best game. My fourth and first victory in Austria confirmed everything. Thanks to summer training, I knew I was It will be faster than last year, and I am not worried about reaching my goals.”
Grondin is very happy with his season and now he is looking forward to returning home.