Posted on November 17, 2023 by In Médias
On Monday, November 6 at the Club de Golf Métropolitain Anjou, Jasey-Jay Anderson was honored during the 32nd edition of the Panthéon des sports du Québec Hall of Fame induction gala. Review of an evening full of emotions for the snowboarders of the region.
While the Olympic title was the only honor that slipped from his grasp, Jasey-Jay Anderson went to collect it during his fourth participation in the Winter Olympics and thus embodies a fine example of perseverance. (Photo courtesy of – Panthéon des sports du Québec/Pierre-Yvon Pelletier)
By Hugo Saezfirstname.lastname@example.org
In his speech, he expressed his gratitude to those who always supported him from near and far, especially his wife. “Manon was important in my career because she had a lot of patience and always encouraged me. I had a lot of pressure in 2010. I wondered why I would compete in my fourth Games if I hadn’t competed in the first three. However, Manon always firmly believed in me, points out Jasey-Jay Anderson. Over the years, there are so many people who help us. All I can say to them is thank you for everything.”
Apart from the Olympic Grail, this recognition also reminded him of other significant moments in his well-rounded career. “One of my best memories is my first World Cup win at 18 years old. It was in France, in Chamrousse, in an association called ISF, before FISS took snowboarding under its wing,” says the latter.
Even if Jasey-Jay Anderson appreciates the considerable scope of his long list of achievements, he reveals that the results aspect has not always been his priority. “In the beginning, performance is important. The younger we are, the more we want to look for victories to see what we are made of. But once you’re there, the most important thing becomes consistency. In my case, I wanted to look for a way to develop and find out what could repeat the win in order to have a recipe that works. That’s when I became interested in equipment and it was this world that made my learning more complete”, describes the snowboarder from the region.
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