On the 31st of August 2008, Hugo Noel, presenting his Roue Cyr act, was awarded the Gold Medal from an international team of jury in the Sol Y Circo international Circus Festival in Sylt, Germany. He was also awarded the very prestigious price of the public, as he was voted by all spectators of the competitions their first choice! This was a first in the history of the festival, as Hugo is the first to get both theses prices. This is a great step for him, getting international recognition of his hard work. Many thanks to Anne Lepage, his choreographer, and also Studio Rec( Antoine Viel and André Gobbout, ( www.studiorec.ca ) for all their great work that made this act stand out from the others.