National Teams

Carmen Whelan

Carmen Whelan

  • Residence

    Aurora, ON

  • Coach(es)

    Iana Nadtotchii

Carmen Whelan

Birthplace: Markham, ON
Year of Birth: 1998
Club: Silhouettes of York
Sr. National Team since: 2014
Follow me on Instagram: @carmenwhelan

Carmen Whelan has yet to compete at the FIG World Championships, but she has gained international experience through World Cup appearances, including 2015 events in Bucharest and Lisbon. She finished second to Pan Am Games teammate Patricia Bezzoubenko in the all-around at both the Canadian Championships and the Elite Canada meet in 2015. One of her career highlights was winning a bronze medal in the ball event at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championships. She finished seventh in the all-around at the 2014 Pan Am Championships as a senior competitor. Whelan has dreamed of representing Canada since training with Olympian Alexandra Orlando who told her that she was a hard worker with lots of talent, making her realize she had the potential to be a great gymnast.

Family: Parents Paul and Cynthia Whelan… Older sister Sinead… Grandfather Raymond Collyer was a national artistic gymnastics champion… 

Getting into the Sport: Started in gymnastics at age 6… First tried artistic but was too flexible and didn’t enjoy it… Fell in love with the beauty and difficulty of rhythmic immediately after switching… 

Outside Interests: Enjoys playing sports, going to the cottage, travelling… Grade 11 at Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School… 

Odds and Ends: Nickname: Monkey… Role model is two-time world all-around champion Yana Kudryavtseva for surpassing expectations and limits in the sport… Collects souvenir keychains from each country she visits…


  • Year
  • Event Name
  • Achievement
  • 2016
  • World Cup (Baku, AZE)
  • 23rd A-Around, 23rd Hoop, 23rd Ball, 17th Clubs, 20th Ribbon
  • 2016
  • Canadian Championships (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 2nd A-Around, 2th Hoop, 3rd Ball, 2nd Clubs, 2nd Ribbon
  • 2016
  • World Cup (Espoo, FIN)
  • 29th A-Around, 29th Hoop, 31st Ball, 25th Clubs, 23rd Ribbon
  • 2016
  • Elite Canada (Richmond, BC)
  • 1st A-Around, 1st Hoop, 2nd Ball, 1st Clubs, 1st Ribbon
  • 2015
  • World Championships (Stuttgart, GER)
  • 60th A-Around, 47th Hoop, 49th Ball, 91st Clubs, 74th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Sofia World Cup (Sofia, BUL)
  • 34th A-Around, 36th Hoop, 33rd Ball, 33rd Clubs, 35th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Budapest World Cup (Budapest, HUN)
  • 41st A-Around, 34th Hoop, 41st Ball, 37th Clubs, 44th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Pan American Games (Toronto, ON)
  • 6th A-Around, 5th Hoop, 4th Ball, 7th Clubs, 7th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Canadian Championships (Richmond, BC)
  • 2nd A-Around, 2nd Hoop, 3rd Ball, 2nd Clubs, 4th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Elite Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 2nd A-Around, 3rd Hoop, 2nd Ball, 3rd Clubs, 2nd Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, USA)
  • 6th A-Around, 7th Hoop, 6th Ball, 5th Clubs, 6th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Miss Valentine (Tartu, EST)
  • 20th A-Around, 20th Hoop, 23rd Ball, 12th Clubs, 23rd Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Lisbon World Cup / Lisboa Tournament (Lisbon, POR)
  • 35th A-Around, 42nd Hoop, 36th Ball, 32nd Clubs, 32nd Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Bucharest World Cup (Bucharest, ROM)
  • 35th A-Around, 34th Hoop, 36th Ball, 34th Clubs, 37th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Pesaro World Cup (Pesaro, ITA)
  • 49th A-Around, 46th Hoop, 44th Ball, 51st Clubs, 50th Ribbon
  • 2015
  • Corbeil (Essonnes, FRA)
  • 23rd A-Around, 27th Hoop, 11th Ball, 15th Clubs, 25th Ribbon
  • 2014
  • Sr. Pan American Championships (Mississauga, ON)
  • 7th A-Around, 7th Clubs
  • 2014
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 4th A-Around, 4th Hoop, 4th Ball, 4th Clubs, 4th Ribbon
  • 2014
  • Elite Canada (Edmonton, AB)
  • 3rd A-Around, 3rd Hoop, 3rd Ball, 3rd Clubs, 3rd Ribbon