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Canadian team announced for the 2022 Pan American Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil taking place from July 15 to 17, 2022

OTTAWA, ON (July 11, 2022) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes, coaches, judges, and support staff who will represent Canada at the 2022 Pan American Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 15 to 17, 2022.


Canadian team announced for the 2022 Pan American Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil taking place from July 15 to 17, 2022

Canada will compete in the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Pan American Championships, with athletes in both the senior and junior categories. Qualifications for the competition begin on July 15 and will include individual as well as team events.

Ahead of the 2022 Pan American Championships, the 2022 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics were hosted at the Richmond Oval in British Columbia. During the competition, Rose Woo was crowned the women’s Senior 2022 Canadian Champion while Chris Kaji was named the men’s Senior (21+) 2022 Canadian Champion and Felix Dolci was named the Next Gen (18-20) 2022 Canadian Champion.

The delegation for the Pan American Championships in Artistic Gymnastics consists of the following members:

SENIOR – WOMEN
Shallon Olsen (Flicka Gymnastics, BC)
Denelle Pedrick (Halifax Alta, NS)
Ava Stewart (Gemini Gymnastics, ON)
Sydney Turner (TAG Sports Centre, BC)
Rose Woo (Gym-Richelieu, QC)

SENIOR – MEN
Rene Cournoyer (Club Gymnika, QC)
Felix Dolci (Laval Excellence, QC)
Mathys Jalbert (Laval Excellence, QC)
Chris Kaji (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON)
Jayson Rampersad (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON)
Kenji Tamane (Laval Excellence, QC)

JUNIOR – WOMEN
Cristella Brunetti-Burns (Wimgym, QC)
Victoriane Charron (Gym-Richelieu, QC)
Tegan Shaver (Unigym Gatineau, QC)
Evandra Zlobec (Wimgym, QC)

JUNIOR – MEN
Victor Canuel (École les Dynamix, QC)
Kai Iwaasa (Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics, BC)
Trentin Milligan (Gold Medal Gymnastics, ON)
Xavier Olasz (Loyalist Gymnastics Club, ON)

SUPPORT STAFF
Head of Delegation – Ian Moss
MAG Senior Manager / National Team Coach – Ed Van Hoof
MAG Junior Manager – Greg Jackson
WAG Team Manager – Lorie Henderson
MAG Coaches – Adrian Balan (Senior), Jean Sebastien Tougas (Senior), John Carroll (Junior), and Sasha Jeltkov (Junior)
WAG Coaches – Dorina Stan (Senior), Michel Charron (Senior), Elena Davydova (Senior), Barb Fraser (Senior), Julie Charron (Junior), Claude Pelletier (Junior), Dave Fallon (Junior)
Judges – Bruno Martin (MAG), Chris Grabowecky (MAG), Jerome Boisteau (MAG), Andree Montreuil (WAG), Sheri Wilson (WAG), Catherine Donovan Lirette (WAG), and Ivy Lu (WAG)
IST – Susan Massitti (MAG), Jean Francois Mathieu (WAG)

The 2022 Pan American Championships began in June with Trampoline Gymnastics where Canada achieved two silver medal finishes in the men’s individual and men’s synchronised trampoline events. During the 2022 Pan American Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics, held from July 7 to 10, Carmel Kallemaa captured the bronze in the All-Around Senior competition.

The 2022 Pan American Championships in Artistic Gymnastics will be livestreamed on the Pan Am Sports Channel. To watch, click here: https://www.panamsportschannel.org/main

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For more information, contact:
Taylor Matthews
Communications
Gymnastics Canada
comms@gymcan.org