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