Six medals for Team Canada on final day at 2017 International Gymnix
MONTREAL, QC (March 12, 2017) – Canadian gymnasts put it all on the line today during the apparatus finals at the 2017 International Gymnix in Montreal, taking home two medals in junior competition and four medals for the senior women.
In her first international competition since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it was Shallon Olsen from Surrey, BC who led the way for Team Canada, winning gold in the vault scoring 14.500 and beating seven-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina from Uzbekistan by only .025 points.
In the senior women’s floor final, Megan Roberts from Toronto, ON captured the silver medal with a score of 13.567, while Olsen rounded out the podium with the bronze medal finishing just .010 points back of Roberts. “I enjoyed my floor routine today,” said Roberts following the award ceremony. “The atmosphere was great and there was a big crowd. I had family in the stands and some of my teammates even took the train to come and cheer me on. It really helped me get through my routine in the final and win the silver medal.”
Jade Chrobok of Oshawa, ON won the silver medal on the beam with a score of 13.275 and in her first senior international competition, Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, ON finished .100 points back of the podium to tie for fourth place.
In the junior women’s apparatus finals, Oshawa’s Ana Padurariu won the bronze medal on the floor with a score of 13.500 points, just short of a tie for first place. “I’m proud of myself today, my hard work is paying off,” said Padurariu. “I need to clean up some of my routines but having the home crowd behind you makes performing easier. I enjoy competing in international competitions because you get to make new friends and everyone is so friendly.”
Hometown athlete Zoé Allaire-Bourgie who trains at Club Gymnix in Montreal, finished with a silver medal on the beam with a score of 13.575.
In the Challenge Gymnix apparatus finals, Canadian athletes won 2 medals on the uneven bars with Emma Spence of Dynamo Gymnastics winning gold and Jordyn Ewing of Taiso Gymnastics winning the bronze.
“The team did well today,” said Dave Brubaker, National team director for women’s artistic gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada. “There were some missed opportunities but overall we had great representation in all finals. We have emerging athletes who will be contenders to be selected to the World Championship in Montreal this fall.”
Junior and senior athletes will now return to training and fine-tune their routines before returning to Montreal for the Canadian Championships from May 23 – 28, 2017. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, click here to visit the official event website.
The 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will also take place in Montreal from October 2 – 8. Visit mtl2017gymcan.com to be a part of the action.
For all the results from the 2017 International Gymnix, click here.
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