National Teams

Ellie Black

Ellie Black

  • Residence

    Halifax, NS

  • Coach(es)

    David Kikuchi, Keiji Yamanaka 

Ellie Black

Birthplace: Halifax, NS
Year of Birth: 1995
Club: Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club
Favourite Event: Vault
Sr. National Team since: 2010
Follow me on Twitter: @EllieBlack_
Follow me on Instagram: @ellieblack_

Ellie Black had a historic performance at the 2015 FIG World Championships, finishing seventh in the women’s individual all-around  for Canada’s best-ever result in the event. She had qualified for the final with the fourth-highest score. It bettered her previous record ninth place finish from 2014. At both of those worlds she also qualified for the beam final, making it four straight major global events in which she had been in the top-eight on an individual apparatus. She had reached the floor exercise final at the 2013 Worlds and the vault final at the 2012 Olympic Games. Black made her Olympic debut in London just months after she had been a longshot just to make the Olympic team, but ended up as one of the squad’s top performers (their leading scorer on vault and beam) en route to Canada’s best-ever fifth place finish in the team event. Black ended a lengthy drought at the 2013 Universiade where she became the first Canadian female artistic gymnast to win a medal at the world student games since 1983. She was Canada’s most-decorated athlete at the Toronto 2015 Games, taking home five medals, including three gold. Her gold medal in the individual all-around was the first by a Canadian in the event since San Juan 1979 and the first by a non-American since Caracas 1983. In 2016 she finished third in the all-around at the American Cup.

Family: Parents Thomas and Katharine Black… Older sister Karen… Younger brother William…

Getting into the Sport: Started competitive gymnastics at age 9…

Outside Interests: On hiatus from her kinesiology studies at Dalhousie University to focus on Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016… 

Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Dream big, don’t let anyone else set your limits…

Results

  • Year
  • Event Name
  • Achievement
  • 2016
  • Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)
  • 9th Team, 5th A-Around 
  • 2016
  • Canadian Championships (Edmonton, AB)
  • 2nd A-Around, 3rd Vault, 11th U. Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor 
  • 2016
  • American World Cup (Newark, USA)
  • 3rd A-Around
  • 2016
  • Elite Canada (Halifax, NS)
  • 3rd A-Around, 2nd Vault, 4th U. Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor
  • 2015
  • World Championships (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 6th Team, 7th A-Around, 12th Vault, 7th Beam, 16th Floor 
  • 2015
  • Pan American Games (Toronto, ON)
  • 2nd Team, 1st A-Around, 3rd Vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor 
  • 2015
  • Canadian Championships (Gatineau, QC)
  • 1st A-Around, 2nd U. Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor
  • 2015
  • Trofeo Citta di Jesolo (Jesolo, ITA)
  • 3rd Team, 15th A-Around, 3rd Vault, 7th Beam, 4th Floor
  • 2015
  • World Cup (Dallas, USA)
  • 5th A-Around
  • 2015
  • Elite Canada (Trois-Riviéres, QC)
  • 1st Beam
  • 2014
  • World Cup Glasgow (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 2nd A-Around
  • 2014
  • World Cup Stuttgart (Stuttgart, GER)
  • 7th A-Around
  • 2014
  • World Championships (Nanning, CHN)
  • 12th Team, 9th A-Around, 11th Vault, 34th U. Bars, 7th Beam, 64th Floor
  • 2014
  • Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, SCO)
  • 4th Team, 4th A-Around, 2nd Vault, 4th U. Bars, 1st Beam, 3rd Floor
  • 2014
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 1st A-Around, 1st U. Bars
  • 2014
  • Pacific Rim Championships (Richmond, BC)
  • 2nd Team, 3rd A-Around, 1st Vault, 5th U. Bars, 6th Beam, 4th Floor
  • 2014
  • International Gymnix Challenge Cup (Montreal, QC)
  • 1st A-Around, 3rd U. Bars, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor
  • 2014
  • Elite Canada (Gatineau, QC)
  • 3rd A-Around, 2nd U. Bars, 1st Beam
  • 2013
  • World Championships (Antwerp, BEL)
  • 13th A-Around, 9th Vault, 28th U. Bars, 15th Beam, 8th Floor
  • 2013
  • Canadian Championships (Ottawa, ON)
  • 1st A-Around, 3rd Vault, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor
  • 2013
  • Challenge Cup Ljubljana (Ljubjlana, SLO)
  • 1st Vault, 5th U. Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor
  • 2013
  • World Cup Tokyo (Tokyo, JPN)
  • 3rd A-Around
  • 2013
  • Elite Canada (Edmonton, AB)
  • 1st A-Around, 1st Vault, 3rd U. Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor
  • 2012
  • Olympic Games (London, GBR)
  • 5th Team, 8th Vault