Skip to content

Close to Pont-Audemer, Gabryel faces his shyness due to his sports activities efficiency

swimming gabryel allain
The younger swimmer from Saint-Aubin-sur-Quillebeuf was with the French junior group. ©DR

” Whats up ! “A couple of extra months in the past, Gabriel Allain15, had the worst issue saying this phrase when he arrived for coaching on the swimming membership in Gravenchon (Seine Maritime). Do not assume {the teenager} is impolite. Fairly the opposite. Gabryel is relatively discreet. Introvert. “At one level, some could have thought he was boastful,” remarks his coach, Thomas Chastagner. So, little by little, the swimmer started to greet his companions. “Sport helps rather a lot to beat shyness,” provides the coach.

Vice world champion

Within the water, Gabryel Allain is much from being the reserved teenager. His outcomes bear witness to this. His final efficiency? A title of junior world champion in open water (monofin) in Viverone (Italy), very near Turin. The competitors befell from September 14 to 16 with the French group. Gabryel was solely overwhelmed by a younger Greek: “We had been eight within the last. We do 4 races of 150 meters. After the primary, the final two are eradicated. Then, after every spherical, the final one is eradicated. In Italy, the younger swimmer returned with a second medal round his neck, that of bronze, due to the combined relay (4 occasions 1 km). Gabryel teamed up with Mathys Daguerreone other member of the Gravenchon membership, and two swimmers from Aix-en-Provence.

swimmer Gabryel Allain
Gabryel Allain, 15, along with his Gravenchon membership coach, Thomas Chastagner. ©The Awakening of Pont-Audemer

On the finish of June, the swimmer who resides in Saint-Aubin-sur-Quillebeuf (Eure) had participated within the European Championship in Poland. Gabryel was disenchanted along with his outcomes; a sixth place within the 1,500m and an eighth place within the 800m. “The extent was excessive, however I used to be beneath my efficiency,” he admits. He had additionally taken the beginning of three World Cup levels, two in Italy and one in Hungary. He was as soon as on the rostrum.

For the reason that starting of his younger profession, Gabryel not counts the titles of champion of France or nationwide podiums. Whether or not within the pool or in open water. Nonetheless, he by no means imagined collaborating in competitions when he began swimming along with his pal Wilhem Delage. “It occurred by probability. After doing gymnastics in Pont-Audemer then in Gravenchon with Wilhem, we wished to swim with fins,” he remembers. Since then, the 2 associates have by no means left one another. Mother and father get collectively to carpool. The household of Lucie Chevillard, one other swimmer residing within the Eure – in Tocqueville – can also be collaborating within the journeys to Gravenchon.

“He hates dropping”

To succeed in this degree, Gabryel spares no effort: throughout college time, he’s within the water 12 hours per week and three hours indoors ; through the holidays, it will increase to 24 and even 26 hours per week. Each night, he joins the group on the Gravenchon membership. “Mature” and “utilized” for his coach, Gabryel is “straightforward to coach”. This Paris Saint-Germain supporter, who’s smiling this week, describes himself as somebody persistent, organized and motivated.

“He has plenty of power, which he generally has hassle channeling,” provides Thomas Chastagner. “Like me, he hates dropping,” provides his mom, Celine. Along with the shyness already talked about, Gabryel is “impatient” and he can “get irritated simply”, in keeping with his coach. Nonetheless, “he seeks to grasp”, underlines Thomas Chastagner, who all the time asks his swimmers to “keep curious”.

What are its goals ? He hopes effectively return to the French nationwide group in pool and open water. The world pool championships will happen in Cairo in June. The open water occasion is scheduled for Croatia in September. Beforehand, there will probably be conferences in Vittel in February and in Saint-Malo in March. On March 18 and 19, he’s anticipated to face his future opponents on the second stage of the World Cup in Italy. In Might, he ought to compete within the French championships in Rennes.

Movies: at the moment on Actu

This high-level athlete doesn’t neglect research. After acquiring his Brevet des collèges (DNB) with honors, he continued his training on the Prévert highschool in Pont-Audemer. Superb scholar, he wish to turn out to be physiotherapist. And deal with the athletes, after all.

Was this text useful to you? Notice you could observe L’Éveil de Pont-Audemer within the My Information area. In a single click on, after registration, one can find all of the information of your favourite cities and types.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *