Gymnastics Canada 2022 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Team Announced
OTTAWA, ON (January 18, 2022) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the 2022 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Team. The team has been selected based upon a series of virtual national competitions as well as results from the limited international competition opportunities available in 2021.
Several athletes named to the 2022 WAG National Team had the opportunity to compete at the 2021 World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Japan this past October, including Cassie Lee, Audrey Rousseau, and Rose-Kaying Woo.
Included in the national team is senior team veteran, Ellie Black, who placed 4th in the beam apparatus at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021; “I’m so excited for our National Team this year! We have a great group of girls; experienced athletes mixed with young upcoming athletes,” said Ellie Black. “It’s filled with so much talent and I can’t wait to see what this team accomplishes in 2022 and further!”
The 2022 WAG National Team athletes and club affiliations are listed below.
Ellie Black (Halifax Alta, NS) Denelle Pedrick (Halifax Alta, NS)
Laurie Denommée (Méga Gym, QC) Clara Raposo (East York Gymnastics, ON)
Jessica Dowling (Waterloo Gymnastics, ON) Audrey Rousseau (Gym-Fly, QC)
Rébéka Groulx (Gym-Richelieu, QC) Ava Sorrento (East York Gymnastics, ON)
Amy Jorgensen (Marian Gymnastics Club, SK) Emma Spence (Burlington Gymnastics, ON)
Jenna Lalonde (Ottawa Gymnastics Centre, ON) Ava Stewart (Gemini Gymnastics, ON)
Cassie Lee (East York Gymnastics Centre, ON) Aurélie Tran (Gymnix, QC)
Sophie Marois (Méga Gym, QC) Sydney Turner (TAG Sport Centre, BC)
Shallon Olsen (Flicka Gymnastics, BC) Rose-Kaying Woo (Gym-Richelieu, QC)
Victoriane Charron (Gym-Richelieu, QC)
“Gymnastics Canada congratulates all the athletes named to the 2022 national teams and we recognize the immense challenges that all have faced during the last year,” said Ian Moss, Gymnastics Canada CEO. “While remaining focused first on the health and welfare of all, we are encouraged by the possibilities ahead of us for a return to consistent national and international competition opportunities, and we know that our Canadian athletes and coaches look forward to building on their success over the past quadrennial as they prepare for Paris 2024.”
The Canadian High Performance Program (HP) is the preferred pathway for athletes aspiring towards National Team. The HP models and identified technical guidelines foster the development of exquisite technique and technical proficiency to assist in the development of young athletes as they prepare for FIG level competition.
For more information on the WAG National Team click here: http://www.gymcan.org/disciplines/womens-artistic-gymnastics/national-teams
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