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Retirement of Georcy-Stéphanie Thiffeault Picard
November 07, 2018
Archery Canada would like to recognize the retirement of one of our 2016 Rio Olympic Archers, Georcy-Stéphanie Thiffeault Picard. Georcy earned a spot for Team Canada at the continental Olympic qualifying tournament in Medellin, Colombia on May 9, 2016 and was selected by Archery Canada on June 8, 2016. She began shooting at age 9 at summer camp and wanted to represent Canada from the moment she watched Olympic Archery at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Georcy achieved a career highlight in the summer of 2014 when she surpassed the 1300 point mark in the 1440 round. She also set a Canadian record and three provincial records at the 2014 Quebec Championships. She went on to win 2015 Canadian trials, earning her a spot on the 2015 Pan American Games team. At the Pan American Games in Toronto games she finished tied for ninth individually and was part of the sixth place Canadian women’s team.
“I met Georcy at the Medellin World Cup in 2014 and, in the short time in which I have known Georcy, it has been a delight to work with her and support her consistent ambitions to perform at the highest level,” said Allan Brahmst, Archery Canada’s High Performance Advisor. “Certainly, the Rio Olympics were a highlight for Georcy but her career spanned 3 World Championships and numerous World Cups as she became Canada's top female Recurve archer. On behalf of the technical leadership group and the coaches and sport science resources who have trained Georcy along the way, we want to wish her all the best and hope to see her translate the many years of experience into a coaching career sometime in the future."
After her retirement,Georcy aims to continue her studies in university and rediscover herself outside the realm of sport. Archery Canada wishes the best to Gerocy in all of her future endeavors and would like to thank her for helping grow the sport of Archery by representing Team Canada at the Olympic Games.
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