National Teams

René Cournoyer

René Cournoyer

  • Residence

    Repentigny, QC

  • Coach(es)

    Jean-Sebastien Tougas

René Cournoyer

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 

Bronze medallist in the all-around competition at the 2016 Canadian Championships; 4th in 2017… 11th all-around at 2017 FISU Games... Two-time World Championships team member (2015, 2017)… 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… Took up gymnastics at age 7… 

Family: Parents Denis Cournoyer and Lucie Paquette… 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”…


  • Year
  • Event Name
  • Achievement
  • 2018
  • Elite Canada (Quebec, QC)
  • 1st A-Around, 1st P. Bars, 2nd P. Horse, 3rd Rings, 5th H. Bar, 8th Floor
  • 2017
  • World Championships (Montreal, QC)
  • 23rd Vault, 31st P. Bars, 37th Rings, 69th A-Around, 93rd Floor
  • 2017
  • World Challenge Cup (Szombathely, HUN)
  • 8th Rings, 6th H. Bar
  • 2017
  • FISU Games (Taipei, TW)
  • 11th A-Around
  • 2017
  • Canadian Championships (Montreal, QC)
  • 4th A-Around, 5th P. Horse, 3rd Vault
  • 2017
  • World Challenge Cup (Osijek, CRO)
  • 6th P. Horse
  • 2017
  • World Challenge Cup (Koper, SLO)
  • 5th Rings, 4th P. Bars
  • 2017
  • UCIC (Calgary, AB)
  • 1st Rings, 1st P. Bars, 1st H. Bar
  • 2016
  • Canadian Championships (Edmonton, AB)
  • 3rd A-Around, 5th Floor, 8th P. Horse, 2nd Rings, 4th Vault, 4th P. Bars
  • 2016
  • Olympic Qualification Test Event (Rio De Janeiro, BRA)
  • 8th Team
  • 2016
  • Elite Canada (Halifax, NS)
  • 1st A-Around, 9th Floor, 1st Rings, 4th Vault 
  • 2015
  • World Championships (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 15th Team, 45th A-Around
  • 2015
  • Pan American Games (Toronto, ON)
  • 4th Team, 11th A-Around, 7th P. Horse
  • 2015
  • Canadian Championships (Gatineau, QC)
  • 2nd A-Around, 5th Floor, 6th P. Horse, 3rd Rings, 4th Vault
  • 2015
  • Elite Canada (Trois-Riviéres, QC)
  • 2nd A-Around, 1st Floor, 6th P. Horse, 7th Rings, 3rd Vault
  • 2014
  • Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, CHN)
  • 19th A-Around
  • 2014
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 3rd A-Around, 6th P. Horse
  • 2014
  • Pacific Rim Championships (Richmond, BC)
  • 3rd Team, 6th A-Around, 7th Floor, 5th Rings, 4th Vault, 4th H. Bar
  • 2014
  • JR Pan Am Championships (Aracaju, BRA)
  • 3rd Team, 6th A-Around, 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 7th P. Bars
  • 2014
  • Elite Canada (Gatineau, QC)
  • 2nd A-Around, 2nd Floor, 6th P. Horse, 2nd Vault, 5th P. Bars
  • 2013
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 4th A-Around, 4th P. Horse, 9th Rings, 6th Vault, 6th P. Bars, 1st H. Bar
  • 2013
  • Elite Canada (Sherwood Park, AB)
  • 1st A-Around, 2nd Floor, 1st P. Horse, 3rd Rings, 3rd Vault, 3rd P. Bars, 7th H. Bar