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Canadian teams announced for 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

OTTAWA, ON (September 25, 2015) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the names of the athletes, coaches, and judges nominated to compete at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, Scotland from October 23rd to November 1st. This is the first of two qualifying opportunities for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


Canadian teams announced for 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

For both the Men’s and women’s teams, two additional reserves have been identified who will remain in Canada, but who could be called upon to compete or be a reserve on-site in Glasgow.

“The athletes in our World Championships pool have been following an intense plan for the past 11 months, and it was because of their hard work and team mentality that we were able to select the team that will take us to the next round of Olympic qualification,” said Tony Smith, National Team Director for men’s artistic gymnastics. “Our team is stronger and better prepared than we were at the Pan Am Games, so I have every reason to believe that this will be a rewarding World Championships for Canada.”

“To have our best outcome at the worlds, our team just has to focus on the process,” said National Team Director for women’s artistic gymnastics, Dave Brubaker. “We’re strengthening the whole team as we head into Rio. We have great leadership from Ellie (Black), Brittany (Rogers), and Isabela (Onyshko) and it’s really nice to be able to select from a larger pool of athletes. We seem to have more depth built into the program which is great for the future of gymnastics in Canada.”

Olympic qualification process:

TEAM: The top eight teams in both the men’s and women’s competition will directly qualify for Rio. Those teams ranked 9th to 16th will advance to the Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro in April. The top four teams at that event will advance to the Olympics.

INDIVIDUAL: The individual apparatus medal winners at the World Championships, who are NOT already part of a qualified team for the Olympics, will directly qualify for Rio. Those gymnasts on teams that advance to the test event will also contend for individual spots at that event with a maximum of two male gymnasts, and two female gymnasts per country qualifying.

For more details on the qualification process, please click here.

Who: 14 athletes, 4 team coaches, 4 judges and personal coaches
What: 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships / First 2016 Olympic Games qualifying event
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
When: October 23rd to November 1st, 2015
Website: http://www.2015worldgymnastics.com/   
Social: #Glasgow2015

THE TEAMS:

WOMEN (BIOS)

Additional Reserves:

Team Coaches:

Judges:

MEN (BIOS)

Additional Reserves:

Team Coaches:

Judges:

 COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

CBC COVERAGE:

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For more information, contact:

Julie Forget
Director, Communications and Marketing
Gymnastics Canada
Cell: 819.210.2064
Email: jforget@gymcan.org