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Double silver for Canada on day one of artistic Jr. Pan American Championships

BUENOS AIRES, ARG (June 13, 2018) – Team Canada captured two silver medals in the women’s all-around and team competitions on day one of the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics Junior Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday.


Double silver for Canada on day one of artistic Jr. Pan American Championships

Zoe Allaire-Bourgie finished second in the all-around competition with a score of 53.450 to take home the silver medal and qualify Canada a spot at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in October. Allaire-Bourgie had strong routines throughout the entire day and qualified for the beam, floor, and uneven bars apparatus finals.

“I’m proud of myself today and for having a competition without mistakes and staying mentally strong,” said Allaire-Bourgie following competition. 

In the women’s team competition, Allaire-Bourgie was joined by teammates Emma Spence, Imogen Paterson, and Mia St. Pierre to secure the silver medal, just behind the United States with a score of 153.250.

Spence, who finished fourth in the all-around competition, will also compete in the beam final while Paterson will compete in the vault and uneven bars final. St. Pierre will compete in the vault and floor finals: “Today was a great experience and I really appreciated the whole team experience,” said St. Pierre. “I’m proud of everything I contributed to the team.”

The women’s apparatus finals will take place on Friday. On Thursday, the Canadian men will take centre stage in the all-around and team competitions.

Check out the live action: Jr. Pan Am Champs

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