Ahead of his competition, Cournoyer said he "Can't wait to compete Saturday!" on Instagram. He gave no indication of nerves, despite the qualifiers being scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Japan time — which is 1:30 a.m. for Montrealers. His posts also gave us a glimpse of the venue, including the empty stands that make this year's Games feel unusual and subdued.
According to Gymnastics Canada, the national governing body for gymnastics, Cournoyer's overall score was 77.697 – "well below the score of 82 he'd hoped would advance him to the all-around finals," but his moves were still a sight to see as he launched himself into the air, flung his body around the pommel horse and held himself upside down.
"It was a difficult competition, and not necessarily the performance I was expecting, but I had a lot of fun, and I'm very happy with the experience I've gained, and the memories I've made," Cournoyer told Gymnastics Canada.
"I had a lot of new skills, and all of them went through - it's the easier ones that I missed but that happens. Pommel is an event that I had a lot of trouble with in training and that went through, and rings was a tough routine with a new skill and it went through and I was very happy with it. I finished strong, I had some mistakes, but overall, I'm very happy with everything."
Tennis fans across the world have been tuning in to the U.S. Open since August 30. With only a few days left of this tennis tournament, we're proud to say that a 19-year-old Montrealer, Leylah Fernandez, has made it to the semi-finals.
She's so good that she's even caught the eye of the iconic Magic Johnson.
Back on August 13, Fernandez dedicated an Instagram post to Montreal, saying "Montreal... thank you for the love and support this week. I am so proud to play in front of my home. It wasn't the result I was hoping for, but I am always learning."
If you're hoping to catch Fernandez in action, you can watch her play on Thursday, September 9, against Aryna Sabalenka. The time of the match has yet to be determined.
Just one Quebecer, Evelyne Viens of L'Ancienne-Lorette outside of Quebec City, was among the Canadians on the official roster, according to the Team Canada website. Gabrielle Carle from Saint-Romuald also played for the team.
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Guglia is involved in multiple enterprises, according to her Team Canada bio. The 30-year-old skateboarder has a master's degree from HEC Montreal and founded All Gurlz Sk8 D8, which, according to Guglia's website, offers "free initiation and skateboarding lessons for girls of all ages and all abilities in Montreal."
She's also a Vans Canada marketing coordinator and describes herself as an influencer, having partnered with multiple brands on her social media platforms.
Savard is another multi-talented Olympian. She studied pre-school and primary education at UdeM and now works as a teacher. She also starred in a movie about a swimmer that earned distinction at the Cannes Film Festival.
In a 2020 graduation photo posted to Instagram, Savard reflected on her accomplishments.
"22 years of study later...and a couple of breaks...for a few Olympics 🙄 Today, I'm officially leaving the school benches...only to return for several more years 👩🏻🎓 but this time to accompany the children of our future generation on their educational journey 💙"