Vincent Gagnon (born September 5, 1981) is a Canadian racquetball player from Montréal, Québec. Gagnon has won three Canadian Championships in doubles with François Viens. He and Viens also won the 2007 Pan American Championships.
1 International career,
2 Canadian career,
4 See also
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Gagnon has made 15 appearances on Team Canada, making his first appearance at the 2001 Pan American Championships, when he earned a bronze medal in doubles with Francis Guillemette.
Gagnon's greatest success internationally has been winning the 2007 Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile, where he and François Viens defeated Americans Andy Hawthorne and Jason Samora in the final.
Most recently, Gagnon was part of the Canadian men's team that got silver at the 2012 World Championships, playing doubles with Mike Green.
Gagnon was a bronze medalist at the 2010 World Championships, again losing to Huczek in the semi-finals.
In the 2003 Pan American Championships, Gagnon was a bronze medalist in singles, losing to American Jack Huczek in the semi-finals, resulting in a bronze medal.
Gagnon won bronze at the 2009 World Games, as he defeated Mexican Alvaro Beltran, in the bronze medal match, 15-11, 12-15, 11-7. In that tournament, Gagnon lost to Huczek in the semi-finals, 3-15, 15-8, 11-7, which put him in the bronze medal match.
Gagnon also earned bronze at the 2011 Pan Am Games by reaching the semi-finals, where he lost to Mexican Gilberto Meija, and bronze at the 2012 Pan American Championships, as lost to Fernando Rios of Ecuador in the semi-finals.
Gagnon has won three Canadian Championships in doubles all with partner François Viens. They won in 2008, beating Mike Green and Brian Istace in the final, and 2009, when they defeated Green and Eric Desrochers in the final. In 2012, Gagnon and Viens defeated Desrochers and Pedro Castro in the final, 15-8, 8-15, 11-9.
Gagnon was the #1 men's player in Canada from June 22, 2010 to February 23, 2011, although he hasn't won a national championship in singles.
Gagnon won the 2010 National Team Selection Event. He has been runner up at the last two Canadian National Championships, losing to Mike Green both times.
Gagnon is the son of Michel Gagnon, who has been one of the Canadian National Team coaches.
He has a masters degree in mathematics from Université de Montréal.