Six Medals for Canadian Artistic Gymnasts on Final Day of 2018 International Gymnix
MONTREAL, QC (March 11, 2018) – Canadian national team artistic gymnasts capped off a great weekend, winning six medals in the apparatus finals at the 2018 International Gymnix competition in Montreal on Sunday.
Challenge Gymnix all-around silver medalist Victoria Woo of Brossard, QC added two more medals to her weekend collection, winning bronze on bars and floor. Woo scored 13.700 on bars and 13.150 on floor in front of her hometown crowd.
“I feel great about my performance this weekend,” said Woo. “I’m mostly proud of my all-around as well as my floor and bars final. It feels good to be back competing for Canada. My goal is to represent Canada as well as possible and to prepare for my upcoming World Cup in Tokyo. Thanks to my coaches Michel Charron and Marie- Josee Lapperiere I was able to come back proudly.”
Olympians Shallon Olsen of Surrey, BC and Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, MB also collected medals in the apparatus finals with Olsen winning gold on vault with a score of 14.475 and Onyshko captured the silver medal on bars scoring 13.750.
“I feel really proud of how I did today, vault was very consistent, I was a bit nervous but I pulled through,” said Olsen following competition. “On floor, I felt I could've been a little bit cleaner, I wish I would've stuck more of my landings, and besides the fall on beam I'm proud of how I did today overall for myself.”
“I’m very happy to be back competing all four events,” said Onyshko. “It's been a long road to get to this point. I had some ups and downs over the weekend but that's the sport of gymnastics. I’m ready to get back in the gym and work hard for the Commonwealth Games.”
In the Junior International Cup, Montreal’s Zoé Allaire-Bourgie added to her gold and bronze medals from Saturday’s all-around competition, winning another gold and bronze medal in the apparatus finals. Allaire-Bourgie won gold on beam with a score of 13.334 and bronze on bars with a score of 13.600.
“During this competition, I was really focused on having fun,” said Allaire-Bourgie with a smile on her face. “I wasn’t focused on just winning a medal, I stayed relaxed during the competition. I was strong mentally and stayed confident in front of my home town.”
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