Gymnastics Canada nominates athletes to compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games
OTTAWA, ON (August 31, 2018) – Gymnastics Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce the names of the four athletes and their coaches nominated to attend and compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires from October 6 to 18, 2018.
These Games are unique in that they will feature a multidiscipline team event whereby gymnasts from all disciplines (artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, acrobatic) will be drawn into 12 teams of 13 gymnasts. Each team will be comprised of one acrobatic pair, three men’s artistic (MAG) and three women’s artistic (WAG) gymnasts, three rhythmic (RG) gymnasts, and from trampoline (TG) – one male and one female athlete. There will be a qualification phase for each discipline that will determine which athletes will advance to the individual discipline finals, and results for the team competition will be calculated by adding the rank obtained by the gymnast/pair within their discipline to those obtained by their teammates. The winner will be the team with the lowest total score.
The top-8 athletes in each discipline from the qualification phase will advance to the individual discipline finals. There will be all-around and individual apparatus finals for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, all-around finals in rhythmic gymnastics, and in trampoline – separate finals for men’s and women’s individual trampoline.
“The Youth Olympic Games are an amazing opportunity for our young up-and-coming athletes to gain exposure on the world stage, and to experience the excitement and challenges that come with being part of a multi-sport Games,” said Ian Moss, Interim CEO and High Performance Director for Gymnastics Canada. “The multi-discipline team event is also going to be a really unique experience for our athletes to compete alongside athletes from other disciplines that they wouldn’t ordinarily get the chance to interact with as much. This is going to be a great learning experience both for them, and for our coaches.”
Who: 1 MAG, 1 WAG, 1 RG, 1 TG athlete
What:2018 Youth Olympic Games
Where: America Pavillion, Buenos Aires, ARG
When: October 6-18. SCHEDULE
Social: @buenosaires2018 @youtholympics
WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Emma Spence, Cambridge, ON – Dynamo Gymnastics
Denis Vachon, Toronto, ON – Dynamo Gymnastics
MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Félix Dolci, Laval, QC – Laval Excellence
Adrian Balan, Laval, QC – Laval Excellence
Natalie Garcia, Mississauga, ON – Mississauga Newnorth
Tatjana Dolic, Mississauga, ON – Mississauga Newnorth
Jérémy Chartier, Montreal, QC – Virtuose Centre Acrobatique
Karina Kosko, Montreal, QC – Virtuose Centre Acrobatique
HOW TO WATCH
CBC Sports will be providing coverage of the Games on their website: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/live-youth-olympic-games-1.4838951
Here is when to watch gymnastics!
DAY 0: Saturday, Oct. 6 @ 1855 ET -- Opening Ceremonies, featuring Jérémy Chartier carrying the Canadian flag!
DAY 5: Thursday, Oct. 11 @ 1755 ET - Men's artistic individual all-around final
DAY 6: Friday, Oct. 12 @ 1900 ET - Women's artistic individual all-around final
DAY 7: Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 1845 ET - Men's and women's artistic apparatus finals
DAY 8: Sunday, Oct. 14 @ 2130 ET - Men's artistic appartus finals & trampoline finals
DAY 9: Monday, Oct. 15 @ 2010 ET - Men's & women's artistic apparatus finals & mixed pair acrobatic finals
DAY 10: Tuesday, Oct. 16 @ 1715 ET - Rhythmic individual all-around final
DAY 12: Thursday, Oct. 18 @ 1900 - Closing Ceremonies