Performance of the Year: Severine Bouchez
An impressive week of racing in Chicago, where she took two gold medals in both the sprint and standard distance races, earns Quebec’s Severine Bouchez a performance of the year nod.
After winning the world sprint title in her age group last year, the 21-year-old from Saint-Ambrose-de-Kildare, Quebec did things one better at the ITU Grand Final in Chicago last September, taking her age category in both the sprint and Olympic distance races. Her time in the sprint race, 1:05:54 was the fastest of the day, too.
Bouchez appears to be on track to an elite racing career, too – last year she was the Quebec elite champ and has already competed in a few CAMTRI events over the last two years as she continues to both pursue her studies at the University of Laval and pursue a burgeoning triathlon career.
We’ll no doubt here lots more about Bouchez over the next few years. For now, though, we’ll simply celebrate an amazing three days in Chicago that netted her two gold medals!