René Cournoyer

Name : René Cournoyer 
Multiple CAN Fund Recipient 
Hometown : Repentigny, Qc 
Sport : Men’s Artistic Gymnastics 
On the National Team Since (Year) : 2013 

How did you get involved in your sport?    

I wanted to try trampoline at a club close from home, turns out that that club offered way more than just trampoline and it is when I discovered gymnastics. I fell in love with it in no time and joined a competitive group.  

What are your words to live by or your motto? 
Everything worth doing, is worth doing well.  

What are your hobbies?   
I write and read a lot, love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, and enjoy mountain hiking during the off season. 

What is your favourite tv series? 
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it always makes me laugh 

Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey?   
My coach Jean-Sébastien Tougas, not only as my trainer but also as a person. He inspires me everyday, pushes me to become the best version of myself, inside and outside of the gym. He is a great model and being an high level athlete himself, showed me how putting the effort makes everything possible. We developed a strong bound that transcends the athlete-coach relationship and I trust him to always guide me on the right path. 

Best Result : All-around finalist at the 2018 World Championships in Doha 

Instagram : @renegym97 

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