Pierre-Antoine Tillard testimony
What is your greatest satisfaction ?
« I became European champion per C1 team with avec Denis Gargaud and Cédric Joly, my French team partners. For our 1st race we do perform a great run without penalties. The course was really crosses focused (we have to cross each other in the red gates….) it was not easy! We really had a good time »
Any anecdote to share with us?
« On Saturday, I ran a quite unusual race as I was on a two-seater boat with Denis Gargaud so that the French team could compete as C2 per team. We had never been in the same boat before. 20min warm-up to try to find our rhythm, sync. and go! It went quite well and we reached the 3rd place. This race was touching as it was the last one of this category. The International Federation decided to remove it from the Olympics in favor of the lady single-seater canoe in order to comply with the principle of parity (one of the criteria which is particularly considered by the IOC to maintain or not a sport in the Olympic program). Concerning the French C2 crew Klauss/Pêche, they did the show by cutting their boat after the finish line, as a symbolic gesture of the C2 and their careers’ end»