Canadian teams take silver and bronze at 2019 International Gymnix Senior Cup
MONTREAL, QC (March 8, 2019) – Canadian athletes crowded the podium on Friday night at the conclusion of the Senior International Cup competition at the 2019 International Gymnix event in Montreal, taking the silver medal behind the USA, and tying for bronze with Team Australia.
Canada 2, composed of Emma Spence of Cambridge, ON, Laurie Denommée of Laval, QC, Isabela Onyshko of Vancouver, BC, and Haley de Jong of Port Coquitlam, BC, finished the night with a total score of 155.196 to take the silver medal behind the USA who dominated the competition and finished the night with a total score of 165.261.
Canada 1, composed of Ana Padurariu of Whitby, ON, Jade Chrobok of Toronto, ON, and sisters Rose Kaying Woo and Victoria Kayen Woo of Brossard, QC, had a difficult night on beam, but hung on to tie for the bronze medal with Australia with a total score of 154.963.
“I’m pleased with our girls’ performance tonight,” said Alex Bard, head national team coach for Gymnastics Canada. “We have new skills in every routine, and they didn’t always work out, but they have room for improvement, and in consistency. They showed a good fight, and they will definitely work on those mistakes in training to get ready for upcoming international assignments.”
De Jong was the top finisher for Canada in the individual all-around competition, finishing 7th : “I think our team really pulled through. We kept it consistent and focussed through the whole entire meet, and that definitely helped me as an individual compete.” Athletes from the USA took all three podium positions with Kara Eaker taking the gold, Alyona Shchennikova the silver, and Sloane Blakely the bronze.
Saturday features the Gymnix Challenge during the day, and the Junior International Cup in the evening where Canada will field one team composed of Clara Raposo, Rachael Riley, Zoé Allaire-Bourgie, and Rébéka Groulx. They’ll be competing against teams from the USA, Germany, Australia, Belgium, France, and Japan.
Sunday features the International Finals where the top junior and senior athletes from the previous days qualifying rounds will compete against each other for individual apparatus titles.
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