Shelley featured in Newmarket news: Paralympian Shelley Gaultier Visits Local Girl Guides

Paralympian Shelley Gautier came to visit the Newmarket Girl Guides and tell them her story of courage and bravery. The girls listened intently as Shelley recounted the details of how her life changed forever. In 2001, Shelley suffered a severe head injury while cycling on vacation. She spent 6 weeks in a coma, eight months in a rehabilitation hospital and was left with one side of her body paralysed. Shelly told the girls how she set small goals to accomplish each day to get her closer to being able to participate in sports again. Shelley faced many obstacles, both physical and mental, but never lost sight of her goal. Shelley competes as a Para-Cyclist for Canada and is a seven-time World Champion in the road race and time trial events. She has been World Champion 14 times making her the Canadian cyclist who has won the most World Championships. In 2016, she became the first T1 Triker from any Country in the world to win a medal at the Paralympics taking home a bronze medal. Shelley is now getting ready for the Paralympics happening in Tokyo in 2020. Shelley has started the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation to encourage disabled people to participate in sport and get involved in their communities. For more details, visit www.sgpsf.ca

– Original source: https://newmarket.snapd.com/events/view/1097066

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Flying Home from Heathrow after winning two World Championship Gold Medals in South Africa. Time Trial x7 and Road Race x7
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A great experience after a year of hard work! Thanks all for helping

GAUTIER WINS SECOND GOLD MEDAL AT PARA ROAD WORLDS

Pietermaritzburg, September 3, 2017 – Shelley Gautier of Toronto, Ontario, won her second world title at the Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on Saturday, bringing Canada’s total medal count to six for these championships.

Gautier, who had earlier won the women’s T1 category time trial, won the 24.3 kilometre road race with a time of one hour, one minute and 41 seconds, finishing a lap ahead of Toni Mould of South Africa.

The only other Canadians competing on this third day of the world championships were in the men’s H3 60.7 kilometre race, where Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Quebec, finished seventh, Alex Hyndman of Morpeth, Ontario, was tenth and Joey Desjardins of Hawksbury, Ontario, was 14th. Moreau was with the winning break until he suffered a mechanical problem.

Source: Cycling Canada

On top of the World

Dear Friends,
I am on Top of the World right now. Shelley Gautier – World Champion Road Race x 7, World Champion Time Trial x 7.

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World Championships – South Africa

On Top of the World.

Sept. 2, 2017

I won the Road Race Rainbow Jersey.

Thanks for your help Team Shelley.

Fantastic, Shelley

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Shelley wins Gold at the Para World!!

GOLD & BRONZE FOR CANADA ON OPENING DAY OF PARA ROAD WORLDS

Pietermaritzburg, August 31, 2017 – Canada opened the Para-cycling world championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on Thursday with two medals, a gold and a bronze. Shelley Gautier of Toronto won the gold medal in Women’s T1 time trial, while Charles Moreau won bronze in the H3 men’s time trial.

Gautier, who won a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympics last year, is Canada’s most decorated para-cyclist. This is her seventh time trial world title, bringing her total of Road (time trial and road race) world championship titles to 13. Her winning time for the 15.5 kilometre race was 38 minutes and 3.35 seconds, 5.11 seconds faster than Yulia Sibagatova of Russia.

“It feels magical,” said Gautier, “to have a team of people who all do the little things that help me … we did it! I’m really, really excited to be world champion, and I’ll treasure it and ride well wearing [the rainbow jersey] in the next year.”

Moreau, of Victoriaville, Quebec, was a two-time bronze medalist in Rio, and this is his first world championships medal. Moreau finished the 23.3 kilometre race with a time of 40 minutes and 22.98 seconds, 52.39 seconds behind winner Paolo Cecchetto of Italy. Alex Hyndman of Morpeth, Ontario, finished 11th and Joey Desjardins of Hawksbury, Ontario, was 14th.

“It feels really good to get my first [Worlds] medal,” admitted Moreau. “This year being a post-Games year and me having a new baby … it’s been a year of ups and downs. So it’s been hard to work [train] consistently, and I was not sure what to expect at these first Worlds after Rio. Today was a great experience, with a bigger field than in Rio, actually. I had a bit of stress at the start with some problems with my bike computer and I started a bit too strong. I had to slow my pace if I wanted to last the whole race, but I did well against some really experienced racers, and I’m really happy about that.”

Source: Cycling Canada

World Championships

Hi Everyone,
I am going to South Africa to compete at the World Paracycling Championships. My plane is leaving tomorrow night. I have prepared for it and am now ready to compete. I am ready to win World Champion in the Time Trial and Road Race categories!
Thanks for all of the help you have provided me with this season.
Smiles, Shelley