|Jacqueline Simoneau wins fifth gold at Synchro Canada’s 2010 Espoir Nationals|
Jacqueline Simoneau of Montreal (Montréal Synchro) earned her fifth gold medal on Sunday helping her club to victory in the team combo event to conclude Synchro Canada’s 2010 Espoir Nationals.
The 13-year-old Simoneau was awarded the Cairns and Parent Trophy for accumulating the most points in the Tier 6 (15 and under) category at the four-day competition.
"I reached my goals this week," said Simoneau. "I’ve worked hard this year and really improved. My coach and I (Johana Vasquez) worked a lot together on technical details such as leg extensions. My goal now is to qualify for the 13-15 national team in the solo and duet and compete at the Comen Cup."
In the combo event, Montréal Synchro tabulated 78.667 points with a routine that described various countries. Calgary Aquabelles were second at 75.166 and Dollard Synchro third at 74.167.
"Our energy was there," said Myriam Sabourin, 13, of La Prairie, Que., (Montréal Synchro). "We were also very confident because several team members had won gold medals this week. I think we impressed the crowd especially when we did the maple leaf formation to represent Canada."
Two other awards were presented.
Clémence Jonsson, 17, of Beaconsfield, Que., (Dollard Synchro) received the Helen Vanderburg Trophy as the top point getter in the Tier 6 (16 and over category). "I’m very pleased, it was unexpected," said Jonsson. "I’ve never been among the best. It’s a great honour, I’m very moved."
Emmanuelle Milot of the Vestales Élite Rive-Sud Club was awarded the Terri Hambrook Trophy as the most promising Tier 6 coach.
The 13-15 national team camp got underway Sunday and concludes Monday afternoon.
The four-day competition attracted 428 competitors from nine provinces as well as the Yukon.
Full results available at: www.synchro.ca
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