July 21, 2024
Ontario athlete wins three biathlon medals
Ontario athlete wins three biathlon medals
Picture supplied by Celicia Rousseau

Thessalon’s Shiloh Rousseau did Canada proud by profitable three medals in biathlon on the 2023 FISU World College Video games, held in January in Lake Placid, New York.

Rousseau’s gold medal within the ladies’s 12.5-kilometre quick particular person biathlon was the primary biathlon gold medal ever received by Canada within the historical past of the Video games. It was additionally the primary gold medal Canada received at this 12 months’s 11-day occasion. Canadian rivals received 13 medals in all.

Rousseau adopted up her gold with a silver medal within the ladies’s 7.5 dash race kilometre on Jan. 18 and one other gold medal within the ladies’s 10-kilometre pursuit race on Jan. 19. Her spectacular efficiency earned her the honour of being the staff’s flag bearer on the sport’s closing.

The 24-year-old athlete is a biology pupil on the College of Ottawa. She expressed gratitude to a number of sponsors within the Thessalon space, together with the Thessalon and Space Rod & Gun Membership.

“Their assist has been unbelievable,” she mentioned.

Rousseau has competed in biathlon occasions since age 12, beginning with air rifles. She was additionally on Canada’s World Youth Junior Championship staff previous to this occasion.

Requested what it felt prefer to carry out so properly as such a excessive stage, she replied, “I at all times had a aim to win a high-level occasion, however I didn’t know what to anticipate going into these video games. I went there for the expertise. Strolling away with these medals was wonderful.”

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