Birthplace: Halifax, NS Year of Birth: 1995 Club: Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club Favourite Event: Vault Sr. National Team since: 2010 Follow me on Twitter: @EllieBlack_ Follow me on Instagram: @ellieblack_
Finished 4th A-Around at the 2019 World Championships, a best-ever result for Canada!
Became the most decorated canadian gymnast at 2019 Pan Am Games, winning a total of 10 medals in two Games. Five time medalist including AA Gold and was named flag-bearer Canada at the closing ceremony.
All-Around Canadian Champion for the 6th time in 2019...Winner of the All-Around World Cup Series in 2019... Medalist on all 4 events at 2019 Elite Canada...Qualified for 4 finals at the 2018 World Championships and finished 4th with Team Canada, a best-ever result...Recorded Canada’s best-ever result and first medal in the AA competition at the 2017 World Championships, finishing 2nd.Posted Canada’s best-ever performance in the all-around competition at the Olympic Games with a 5th in 2016. Canada’s most decorated athlete at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto with 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze); Her gold in the AA competition was the first by a non-American since 1983. Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); 5th in the team-event in 2012 is also a Canadian best-ever result… Five-time World Championships team member (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018). Canadian AA Champion in 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013. Triple-medallist at 2014 and 2018Commonwealth Games. Studying Kinesiology at Dalhousie University.
Family: Parents Thomas and Katharine Black. Older sister Karen. Younger brother William.
Getting into the Sport: Started competitive gymnastics at age 9.
Favourite motto: Dream big, don’t let anyone else set your limits.