FEBRUARY 15 - CANADA WINTER GAMES UNDERWAY
in artistic gymnastics kicks off today at the Canada Winter Games, in
Prince George, BC. Many events are available on live webcast, and possibly
archived for later viewing!
Held every four years, the Canada Winter Games boasts an impressive
legacy of past competitors including Kyle Shewfelt and Adam Wong. Many of
Canada's top junior High Performance gymnasts are competing at this year's
event, including Rose-Kaying Woo (who recently won the senior portion at
Elite Canada), Shallon Olsen and Megan Roberts (who recently won the
junior portion at Elite Canada). All three girls are age eligible for the
Rio 2016 Olympics.
FEBRUARY 14 - ONYSHKO FINISHES 5TH AT WOGA CLASSIC
Isabela Onyshko finished 5th in the senior portion at
today's WOGA Classic, one of the earliest International meets of the new
year. The competition was won by China's Xie Yufen.
FEBURARY 5 - SHEWFELT GRACES COVER OF LOCAL MAGAZINE
gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt graces the cover of Calgary's Avenue Magazine
Read the issue
JANUARY 31 - ROBERTS DOMINATES JUNIOR SESSIONS AT ELITE CANADA
Roberts dominated the junior field at this weekend's Elite Canada
competition, easily winning the all-around and adding three apparatus gold
medals to her haul (vault, beam, and floor). She also placed third on
bars. Megan is a strong contender for Canada's team to the 2016 Rio
Olympics, with her stiffest junior aged competition, Rose-Kaying
Woo and Shallon Olsen, choosing to move up to
the senior field this year.
The biggest news coming out of the senior women's field is the return
of 2012 Olympic veteran Victoria Moors, who was pulled
from Canada's team at last year Commonwealth Games. Moors had a fantastic
outing, finishing in second on both vault and floor. She did
not compete bars or beam.
Rose-Kaying Woo won the senior women's AA, despite being a junior in
International competition. Second place went to Isabel Onyshko,
and Audrey Rousseau in third. 2012 Olympic veteran and
Canadian leader for the past two years, Ellie Black,
competed only beam, but advances to the beam final in first place.
The senior women's apparatus gold medals were spread widely, with
Shallon Olsen winning vault, Sabrina Gill
bars, Ellie Black beam, and Helody Cyrenne
floor. Moors stumbled in her lone appearance in Saturday's event finals,
no doubt still regaining stamina after approximately six months out of
In men's competition, Robert Watson and Sam
Zakutney topped the senior and junior fields, respectively.
Women's results |
Men's results |
JANUARY 23 - IG: LEE FINDING HER RHYTHM
IG magazine has posted an interview with Peng Peng Lee, whose ACL
injury kept her off Canada's team at the 2012 Olympics. Rehabbed
sufficiently to compete in the NCAA, IG asked her about Rio 2015. "I have
considered it," she told IG. "I would love to go to 2016. Right now Iím
focusing on the season, but after the season, it would be great to do
another world championships or go to Rio. Thatís definitely a long-term
goal of mine, and Iíve kept it in the back of my head."
JANUARY 10 - BABY BOY ON THE WAY FOR OLYMPIAN EMILIE LIVINGSTON
Emilie Livingston, who represented Canada at the 2000 Olympic Games in
Sydney, Australia is expecting a baby boy! Last year she married actor
Jeff Goldblum, sharing the happy news of her pregnancy on the eve of their
The pair also recently appeared on David Letterman:
JANUARY 2 - ARABIAN PUNCH FRONT: NANSY DAMIANOVA "I WOULD DO IT ALL
Arabian Punch Front has published a piece about Nansy Damianova, who
completed her NCAA career last season. The article chronicles Damianova's
early memories in gymnastics, to her own success as one of only two
Canadian women competing at the 2008 Olympics, the successful NCAA career
that followed, and what she's been up to now. Hint: She's considering
trying out for Cirque du Soleil, another Montreal-grown sensation.
JANUARY 1 - BEST OF 2014
Gymn.ca is once again honoured to make Coach Rick's Gymternet - Best of 2014 list. He writes:
- Jenn Isbisterís
(Canada) Ö perhaps the original dedicated National site
Editor's note: I have much less time for websites these days, but
still try to promote Canadian gymnastics nationally and abroad. Happy to
still be cited for the efforts! Next year, Gymn.ca turns 15 years old.
DECEMBER 14 - COPIAK, PAYNE WIN AT TOKYO CUP
Madison Copiak and
Jackson Payne picked up medals at this weekend's
Tokyo Cup. Copiak won bronze on bars, and a silver on beam. She also
finished fourth on floor.
Jackson Payne's comeback continues, and he took bronze on the high bar.
Also competing were Robert Watson (5th R), Zachary Clary (6th PB, 8th
R), and Ken Ikeda (7th PB).
DECEMBER 6 - CYRENNE PLACES 7TH AT ABIERTO MEXICANO
Helody Cyrenne placed seventh in a field of eight at this year's
Abierto Mexicano Invitational in Acapulco, MEX.
Watch her FX:
DECEMBER 6 - BLACK WINS SILVER AT GLASGOW GRAND PRIX
Ellie Black finished off her 2014 competitive season
with a brilliant second place finish in Glasgow! Next up for Ellie is
likely the American Cup, the third in the World Cup A series after DTB Cup
and Glasgow Grand Prix.
DECEMBER 3 - BURLEY REMEMBERS THE ISOLATION, FEAR
1996 Olympian Kris Burley speaks to OutSports:
NOVEMBER 30 - BLACK PLACES 7th AT DTB CUP
It was an "off" day for Ellie Black in Stuttgart,
Germany today at the DTB Cup. She placed 7th in a field of 8. Next up for
Ellie is the Glasgow Grand Prix.
NOVEMBER 30 - SOLOSKI SILVER AT TOP GYM
Junior Sydney Soloski won silver in the all-around at
this weekend's prestigous Top Gym competition, and picked up another two
medals in the apparatus finals (silver on beam and bronze on floor).
Earlier she and teammate Sydney Laird competed alongside Hungary, winning
a mixed team medal.
Here's a look at Soloski's floor at last weekend's Coupe Avenir
competition, also in Belgium: