Short Track speed skater Sébastien Landry announces his retirement

Short track speed skater Sébastien Landry from Montreal (Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough) announced his retirement today.
 
Sébastien Landry, age 22, was a member of the Development National Team last season.
 
He represented Canada at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy. With his teammates, he won the silver medal in the men’s relay event.
 
“My best memories no doubt come from my experience at the 2013 Universiade,” said Sébastien Landry. “In my first competition outside Canada, I had the opportunity to win my first international medal. Also, our travelling group was incredible.”
 
At the end of the 2013-2014 season, Sébastien Landry finished 11th in the national ranking. This season, he took the 18th place.
 
“I had some health issues last year and training was getting tough mentally, as I was often lagging behind the rest of the group,” he said. “I was also starting to lose interest for the sport following each injury.”
 
“However, I feel I've accomplished many good things over my skating career and I now have the desire to pursue new challenges and to continue my studies.”

Sébastien Landry will pursue his full-time studies in electrical engineering at Polytechnique in Montreal in order to become an engineer.
 
“Sebastien had a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a willingness to push and support his teammates,” said Short Track speed skating men’s National Team coach, Derrick Campbell. “Those are just a few of the special qualities that he has, assets that will ensure his success in his future school and professional endeavours. We wish him all the best!”

More information can be found on Speed Skating Canada’s website: www.speedskating.ca.
   
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