National Teams

Shallon Olsen

Shallon Olsen

  • Residence

    Surrey, BC

  • Coach(es)

    Vladimir Lashin & Svetlana Lashina

Shallon Olsen

Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Year of Birth: 2000
Club: Omega Sports Centre
Favourite Event: Vault & Floor
Sr. National Team since: 2016
Follow me on Twitter: @Shallonolsen
Follow me on Instagram: @shallon_olsen

Captured two silvers at first-ever World Cup in Sofia in 2017 (floor & vault)… Gold medallist on vault at 2017 Jesolo Cup… Qualified for vault finals at 2016 Olympic Games after debuting an Amanar vault in qualifiers… Was youngest member of Team Canada in Rio at 16… Undefeated domestically on vault in 2016 – her first year as a senior… 

Family: Parents Tony Olsen and Jayne Chow-Olsen… Older brother Chas…

Getting into the Sport: Started in gymnastics at age 3… By that age was the fastest bike rider in the family and needed the right environment to channel her energy…

Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, doing word searches, baking, biking, going to the movies… Sometimes coaches gymnastics at birthday parties… Grade 11 student…

Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Shally, Doll Face… Admires the long lines of American Olympic champion Nastia Liukin and the elegance of Romania’s multi-world medallist Larisa Iordache, which she would like to emulate…

Favourite motto: “No matter how impossible, unattainable or unimaginable something may seem, never give up, Surprise everyone.”

Results

  • Year
  • Event Name
  • Achievement
  • 2017
  • World Championships (Montreal, QC)
  • 7th Vault
  • 2017
  • Challenge Cup (Varna, BUL)
  • 2nd Vault, 2nd Floor
  • 2017
  • Canadian Championships (Montreal, QC)
  • 6th A-Around, 1st Vault, 8th U. Bars, 8th Floor
  • 2017
  • Trofeo Citta di Jesolo (Jesolo, ITA)
  • 6th Team, 20th A-Around, 1st Vault, 7th Floor
  • 2017
  • Gymnix Senior Cup (Montreal, QC)
  • 3rd Team, 2nd A-Around, 1st Vault, 5th U. Bars, 3rd Floor
  • 2016
  • Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, BRA)
  • 9th Team, 8th Vault 
  • 2016
  • Canadian Championships (Edmonton, AB)
  • 4th A-Around, 1st Vault, 13th U-Bars, 11th Beam, 2nd Floor 
  • 2016
  • Pacific Rim Championships (Everett, WA)
  • 2nd Team, 7th A-Around, 1st Vault, 7th Beam, 3rd Floor
  • 2016
  • International  Gymnix Senior Cup (Montreal, QC)
  • 4th Team, 12th A-Around, 1st Vault, 3rd Floor 
  • 2016
  • Elite Canada (Halifax, NS)
  • 14th A-Around, 1st Vault
  • 2015
  • Canadian Championships (Gatineau, QC
  • 6th A-Around, 1st Vault, 8th U. Bars, 6th Beam, 5th Floor
  • 2015
  • Trofeo Citta di Jesolo (Jesolo, ITA)
  • 1st Team, 3rd A-Around, 2nd Vault
  • 2015
  • International Gymnix Junior Cup (Montreal, QC)
  • 1st Team, 8th A-Around, 1st Vault
  • 2015
  • Elite Canada (Trois-Rivieres, QC)
  • 6th A-Around, 1st Vault, 3rd Floor