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Canadian teams announced for 2017 International Gymnix

OTTAWA, ON (March 8, 2017) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the names of the junior and senior women’s artistic gymnasts set to compete at the 2017 International Gymnix competition in Montreal, Quebec from March 10 to 12.


Canadian teams announced for 2017 International Gymnix

More than 900 athletes from more than 15 countries around the world will compete at the event which is a perfect opportunity for the best athletes in Canada and the world to prepare for the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships which will also take place in Montreal this October. 

Rio 2016 Olympians Ellie Black of Halifax, NS, Shallon Olsen of Surrey, BC, Brittany Rogers of Calgary, AB, Rose-Kaying Woo of Brossard, QC, and Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, MB will also take part in a Q&A session on Friday evening as part of the Senior International Cup. Black is an ambassador for the event, while Olsen, Rogers, and Woo will all compete over the weekend. 

“The 2017 International Gymnix is the first international competition for our athletes in this new Olympic Cycle. We are working to develop a number of talented athletes and this competition is a tremendous event because it allows us to provide opportunities for a number of our athletes against some excellent teams, yet in a friendly competition atmosphere,” said Dave Brubaker, National Team Director for women’s artistic gymnastics (WAG) at Gymnastics Canada. “We have held an excellent training camp in advance of the competition and are excited about our future as we get started on our plan for the next 3 years.”

Who: 24 senior and junior WAG athletes and their coaches
What: 26th International Gymnix
Where: Montreal, Quebec
When: March 10 to 12, 2017
Website: www.internationalgymnix.ca
Social: #IG2017

THE TEAMS:

Junior:

Ana Padurariu, Oshawa, ON – Gemini Gymnastics
Victoria Jurca, Chateauguay, QC – Gym-Fly
Zoe Allaire-Bourgie, Montreal, QC – Club Gymnix
Charlotte Innes, Calgary, AB - Calgary Gymnastics Centre

Junior East:

Myrelle Morin, Ile Bizard, QC – Club Gymnix
Megan DiPietro, Cambridge, ON – Dynamo Gymnastics
Eloise Monet, Sabrevois, QC – Club Equilibrix
Jillian Langille, Windsor Junction, NS – Taiso Gymnastics

Junior West:

Elizabeth Holstrom, Edmonton, AB – Capital City Gymnastics
Lucia Jakab, Kelowna, BC – Okanagan Gymnastics Centre
Imogen Paterson, Vancouver, BC – Phoenix Gymnastics
Quinn Skrupa, Brandon, MB - Brandon Eagles Gymnastics

Senior 1: 

Jade Chrobok, Oshawa, ON – Gemini Gymnastics
Brooklyn Moors, Cambridge, ON – Dynamo Gymnastics
Megan Roberts, Toronto, ON – East York Gymnastics
Audrey Rousseau, La Prairie, QC - Équilibrix

Senior 2:

Megan Philips, Chateauguay, QC – Club Gymnix
Shallon Olsen, Surrey, BC – Omega Sports Centre
Sophie Marois, Île Bizard, QC - Viagym
Rose-Kaying Woo, Brossard, QC – Gym-Richelieu

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: 

March 10 @ 6:30pm: Senior International Cup (team and all-around competition)
March 11 @ 12:50pm: Gymnix Challenge (all-around competition)
March 11 @ 6:30pm: Junior International Cup (team and all-around competition)
March 12 @ 1:30pm: International Finals (apparatus finals)

ABOUT GYMNASTICS CANADA 

First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics

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For more information, contact:

Julie Forget
Director, Communications and Marketing
Gymnastics Canada 
Cell: 819.210.2064
Email: jforget@gymcan.org