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AARHUS 2006


AARHUS 2006

These 39th World Championships are the first to be held in a Scandinavian country. Aarhus, Denmark plays host to the event, whose competitions occur October 14-22. The event is very much a first step towards Beijing 2008;The top 24 teams after preliminaries qualify to field full teams to next year's World Championships, in Stuttgart, Germany. In turn, the top 12 teams after preliminaries in Stuttgart qualify to field full teams to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. (Countries who do not qualify to field full teams may be eligible to field individual(s) to next year's World Championships and/or the Olympic Games). 

Canada's teams depart the first week of October, and will train in Aarhus prior to the event. On both the men's and women's sides, team Canada's goals for Aarhus are to qualify to team finals. Berths to several finals are also within reach, even some medal possibilities!

Gymn.ca will be present in Aarhus, so look for delayed reports and photos of the Canadian effort!

Updates:

October 26, 2006:
New photos from men's AA, women's AA, and the EF have been added! See our photos pages.

October 21, 2006: Bronze for Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs in the balance beam final!

Balance Beam Results
1. Irina Krasnyanskaya (UKR) 15.575
2. Sandra Izbasa (ROM) 15.50
3. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs (CAN) 15.475
4. Anna Pavlova (RUS) 15.275
5. Zhang Nan (CHN) 15.275
6. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) 14.675
7. Steliana Nistor (ROM) 14.575
8. Olga Scherbatykh (UKR) 14.325

Read more in our 2006 worlds news page.

October 21, 2006: New photos of Hopfner-Hibbs in the women's AA added. See our photos pages or click here for a direct link.

October 20, 2006: A bronze medal on floor today for Kyle Shewfelt. Read more on our worlds news page. October 20, 2006: More photos from women's prelims and men's team final added - see our photos page. October 18, 2006: Select photos from men's prelims, women's prelims, and men's team final are now available! See our photos page. October 17, 2006: The Canadian women finished in 14th place in the team competition, with Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs qualifying for the apparatus final on the balance beam. Today the Canadian men competed in the team final where they finished sixth. Read more about their performance on our reports page. October 16, 2006: The Canadian women are currently ranked tenth after seven of ten women's subdivisions. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs is in a good position to qualify for the balance beam final, ranking co-third with a 15.375 score. Read more about their performance at the reports section.

October 15, 2006: The Canadian men maintained their fifth place ranking and will compete in team finals! Individually Adam Wong and Nathan Gafuik have qualified for the individual all-around final and Kyle Shewfelt will compete in the floor exercise final. Read more on our 2006 worlds news page.

October 14, 2006: The Canadian men's team is in fifth place after the fifth of nine subdivisions today! Read more on our 2006 worlds news page. Also, good news in that CBC is alive and well in Aarhus. CBC has sent a dedicated camera man to these worlds, along with colour commentator Lori Strong. Stay tuned for broadcast details (CBC typically airs Worlds tape delayed, by 2-3 months).

October 11, 2006: According to a report at Inside Gymnastics, Gael Mackie has had to withdraw from the world championships due to a pulled stomach muscle. Rebecca Simbhudas is reportedly being flown in to replace her.

October 3, 2006: National team coach Claude Pelletier recently spoke with Gymn.ca, sharing the decisions that went into selecting this year’s team and his hopes for their performance in Aarhus, Denmark. Read interview.

October 2, 2006: Gymn.ca has learned that CBC will provide coverage of the upcoming 2006 World Championships from Aarhus, Denmark. CBC colour commentator Lori Strong will be in Aarhus to report on the Canadian efforts. Many thanks to all who emailed CBC, encouraging them to cover this year's World Championships.

September 2006: Videos from various men's World team trials and women's World team trials. 

 


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