Triple silver for Ellie Black at Challenge Cup
KOPER, SLO (May 14, 2017) – In her first competition since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Ellie Black of Halifax, NS takes home three silver medals from the 2017 FIG World Challenge Cup in Koper, Slovenia.
Black had strong routines in the preliminary round and qualified for finals on all four apparatuses. In the finals, she proved she was here to compete and walked away with a silver medal on the beam (13.100), floor (12.850) and uneven bars (13.800). Black narrowly missed a medal with her vault routine finishing .300 points off the podium in fourth place.
“This was great to get back competing again,” said Black following competition. “It’s nice to be back with some of my Canadian teammates. I'm happy with the performances that we had, and we can continue to build from here.”
Canadian teammate Rose Woo of Brossard, QC also qualified for the finals and competed on uneven bars, beam and vault, finishing in sixth, seventh and eighth place respectively.
In the men’s competition, Canada’s René Cournoyer from Repentigny, QC advanced to the parallel bars and rings final. In the parallel bars final, Cournoyer scored 13.700 points and finished just off the podium in fourth place while in the rings final, he finished in fifth place. Jeremy Bartholomeusz of Halifax, NS qualified for the vault final and finished in eighth place.
“This competition was a really great experience and I reached all of my objectives,” said Cournoyer. “It was great to have successful routines in two finals, and I will use this as motivation to keep improving.”
For full results from this competition, click here.
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