Trampolinist receives Quest for Gold funds

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | May 15, 2014 - 11:10 AM |
The GymZone Sudbury Laurels trampolinist Kyle Lapierre has been approved to receive Quest for Gold funding.

Lapierre is completing his rehabilitation from an injury dating back to April of 2013.

"I have to meet certain milestones in my training in order to secure the funding," said the soon-to-be 18 year old student at Collège Notre-Dame.

Still, Lapierre is thrilled with the opportunities created through this federal government program.

"It is fairly expensive when you get to the higher levels of the sport," he said. "The funding for athletes is to help them out with training and specific expenses. This funding does help open up more doors for the athletes."

Lapierre first appeared on the radar of Gymnastics Ontario back in the spring of 2012, earning gold in his first appearance at nationals, capturing top spot in the Novice Men's 15+ division.

Making the jump to the junior ranks the following year, Lapierre had continued his impressive progress through three qualifying meets before suffering torn cartilage in his hip in April of 2013, just prior to nationals.

Thankfully for him, the Quest for Gold wheels were already in motion. His placings and scores throughout the year had already caught the eye of provincial officials, who put forth his name later in 2013.

With his surgery completed in December, Lapierre is now only weeks away from resuming his training at an elite level.

"Flipping is step one in the comeback," Lapierre stated. "By the end of July or August, I want to be almost where I was before.

“At the end of this season, I would like to be doing senior-level routines, at least to have most of the skills in different combinations."

Like what you're reading? Click here to make us your homepage today!

Reader's Feedback may contain content submitted by readers, usually in the form of article comments. All reader comments and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to to report any objectionable content by clicking the "X" on the top right of the comment in question. Comment Guidelines

Local Business Directory