National Teams

Zachary Clay

Zachary Clay

  • Residence

    Chilliwack, BC

  • Coach(es)

    Richard Ikeda

Zachary Clay

Birthplace: Langley, BC
Year of Birth: 1995
Club: Twisters Gymnastics Club
Favourite Event: Pommel Horse

Zachary Clay won his first national event at 13 years old, taking the tyro title in Kamloops. In 2011, Clay competed in the Youth Commonwealth games and brought home the silver medal in the teams all around, placed 4th on the floor exercise, 4th in pommel horse, 5th in vault, and 14th on the parallel bars. In 2014, at the Commonwealth Games, Clay placed 3rd in the all around team event and 8th on the parallel bars. In 2015, at the Elite Canada, Clay received gold on the pommel horse and placed 4th for the parallel bars. A few months ago, Clay was shortlisted for a potential spot on Canada’s 2016 Olympic team, an achievement he is very proud of.

Getting into the sport: Began gymnastics at 5 years old as a recommendation from his preschool teacher.

Most memorable moments in gymnastics: Competing at his first Worlds Championships in China 2014.

Odds and ends: Admires his teammate and friend Ken Ikeda and has always wanted to go skydiving.

Favourite motto: A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.


  • Year
  • Event Name
  • Achievement
  • 2017
  • UCIC (Calgary, AB)
  • 4th Rings, 4th P. Bars
  • 2015
  • World Championships (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 15th Team
  • 2015
  • Canadian Championships (Gatineau, QC)
  • 5th P. Horse
  • 2015
  • Elite Canada (Trois-Riviéres, QC)
  • 1st P. Horse, 4th P. Bars
  • 2014
  • World Championships (Nanning, CHN)
  • 14th Team, 69th A-Around, 63rd P. Horse
  • 2014
  • Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 3rd Team, 8th P. Bars
  • 2014
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 4th A-Around, 7th Floor, 1st P. Horse, 6th Rings, 5th Vault, 2nd P. Bars
  • 2014
  • Elite Canada (Gatineau, QC)
  • 6th A-Around, 4th Floor, 7th P. Horse, 7th Vault, 1st P. Bars
  • 2013
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 12th A-Around
  • 2013
  • Elite Canada (Sherwood Park, AB)
  • 4th A-Around, 10th Floor, 8th P. Horse, 8th Rings, 5th Vault, 14th P. Bars, 10th H. Bar
  • 2011
  • Youth, Commonwealth Games (Isle of Man, GBR)
  • 2nd Team, 4th Floor, 4th P. Horse, 5th Vault, 4th P. Bars