Cournoyer replaces Jean at World Cup in China

Charle Cournoyer replaces Olivier Jean at World Cup in China

– Still suffering from symptoms of a concussion, national short track team member Olivier Jean will be replaced by Charle Cournoyer for World Cup #4 in Shanghai, China, this coming weekend.

Jean, of Lachenaie, Que., fell during the preliminary round of the 1,000 metres on Friday, Nov. 30 during the World Cup in Nagoya, Japan. As a result of concussion symptoms, the 28-year-old did not compete in his scheduled 500- and 1,000-metre races during the World Cup in Nagoya, Japan last weekend. He is returning to Montreal to continue the concussion protocol process and be evaluated by the team doctor before returning to training.

Cournoyer, of Boucherville, Que., is travelling to Shanghai for the last World Cup of the fall season. The 21-year-old placed seventh overall at the national team fall selections in Calgary last September. This will be his third career World Cup, having taken part in his first in Japan in December 2011.