Despite a race to the least painful, the triathlete quebec Alexis Lepage has returned from the Commonwealth Games with an extra motivation.
“It is the most beautiful event I attended in my life, it just motivate me and give me the taste even more to go to the olympic Games in 2020,” he said on his return from Australia, during an interview with QMI Agency.
At 23 years old, Lepage was great to participate in a multisport event of this scale. Despite a 13th place overall satisfactory, it would have gone well, a bad injury to one foot. This contusion “to three toes in the middle” still does suffer.
After the swim, Lepage barely had time to ride her bike when it hit violently a barrier. If the Québécois has continued to fall, it is once returned to the foot race that the pain has been felt.
“I finished my 5k run between 30 seconds and a minute later, because of that”, he estimated.
Without this mishap, Lepage could very well sign a top 10.
“It has never been an option for me to stop, he also pointed out. I chose to continue and ignore the pain.”
The pressure is unnecessary
So, in the meantime the grand rendezvous of the 2020 Tokyo, Lepage was able to live fully in these Commonwealth Games. It is also said to have learned much.
“It is useless to put pressure useless,” he mentioned, indicating that the media presence was much more important at the Commonwealth Games compared to his usual races.
The one who is studying at the University of Laval in Quebec, will face when he returns to action, may 6, at the continental Cup scheduled in Richmond, Virginia.
About the Commonwealth Games, many canadians have taken the opportunity to highlight.
In addition to the first place obtained by the diver in quebec and Jennifer Abel in the three-metre springboard, it should be remembered, among other things, the gold medal of weightlifter Maude Charron and wheelchair athlete Alexandre Dupont. The experience was motivating for them as well.