Local Snowboarder hits Silver in World Championship.

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     The dream of a young athlete is to become a reality. 

 

     In his last race, Éliot Grondin won his last snowboard cross competition in junior.

     In the Russian championships (Krasnoyarsk) Eliot won these 4 races for a gold medal. 

 

     Story life: Éliot Grondin is a 19-year-old snowboarding enthusiast with extreme motivation for             competition. When Éliot was younger, he snowboarded at Moose Mountain. He also participated               more in junior races including the NorAm cup (junior race). 

 

     He is part of the NexGen team and he has just finished his secondary 5 in line with the academy of             Estacades of Trois-Rivières. Eliot is a great competitor at heart who also loves mountain bikes, BMX,                   running etc. From the age of 12, he began to win small competitions or be on several podiums. 

 

     At 19 years old, he left to go to the Olympics because there was a place to release at the last minute (2       weeks before the games)

 

     Distinctions: At the age of 13, the snowboarder won everything on the Quebec Cup circuit. At the           age of 14, he also won everything! He’s too strong for his Ligue. It is at the age of 15 that he finally               enters the FIS* and NORAM* circuits.

 

     In 2017, Éliot, with many goals in mind, finally qualified for the World Junior Championships. He             finished 7th in the world in the juniors, 5th in the team race and he finished with the best Canadien           result in boys. 

     For his first race at the FIS, he won a gold       medal. 

 

     Olympic: Only at the age of 16 he                   qualified for the games in Pyeongchang.         At 19 years old, he left to go to the                     Olympics. Close to the goal but still                   managed to be 36th. His greatest                      achievement was a bronze medal at the            world championships only at the age of 19 !

 

     Rankings: Olympic game he finish 36e (Pyeongchang)

 

     World Championship: idre 2021 bronze medal snowboardcross 

 

      World Cup: top ranking 7e snowboard cross and 2 podium 

 

     *Homepage (fis-ski.com) 

 

     *Championnat jeunesse NorAm | Ski de fond Québec (ski de fond québec.ca)

 

     “My dream is to have a gold medal at the Olympic“ said Éliot