Birthplace: Repentigny, QC
Year of Birth: 1997
Club: Club Gymnika
Favourite Event: Floor
Sr. National Team since: 2015
Follow me on Twitter: @renegym
Follow me on Instagram: @renegym97
Qualified himself for the 2020 Olympic Games at the 2019 World Championships…2018 Canadian A-Around Champion and medalist on every event…2018 Commonwealth Games Silver Team Medalist…11th all-around at 2017 FISU Games… Three-time World Championships team member (2015, 2017, 2018). Placed 4th in the team event, and 7th on PH at the 2015 Pan American Games… Finished 19th AA at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
Family: Parents Denis Cournoyer and Lucie Paquette. He has a younger brother, Laurent.
Getting into the Sport: Started doing gymnastics at age 7 because he wanted to do acrobatics.
Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking. Studying natural sciences in Cégep.
Odds and Ends: Role model is Kyle Shewfelt, who inspired him to want to compete for Team Canada. Always travels with his club’s mascot. Likes to exchange shirts with athletes from other countries.
Favourite motto: “What is worth doing is worth doing well”