Rose Woo and Chris Kaji crowned senior artistic gymnastics champions at the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships in Richmond, BC
OTTAWA, ON (June 21, 2022) – The 2022 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics were held from May 26th to 30th in Richmond, BC. In the women’s programs, Rose Woo (Gym-Richelieu, QC) captured the gold after finishing 1st All-Around in the senior category. In the men’s programs, Chris Kaji captured the senior 21+ title and Felix Dolci captured the next-gen (18-20) title.
Gymnastics Canada was proud to host artistic gymnasts from across Canada for the 2022 Canadian Championships at the Richmond Oval, in British Columbia. The women’s competition included CCP9 and CCP10, as well as high performance for novice, junior, and senior. The men’s competition included national open, elite 4, junior high performance 14-15, junior high performance 16-18, next gen 18-20, and senior 21+.
Rose Woo (Gym-Richelieu, QC) finished 1st All-Around after two days of competition in the senior high-performance category with a total score of 104.700. Woo captured the gold medal in the Uneven Bars and Floor apparatus finals. Denelle Pedrick (Halifax Alta, NS) finished in 2nd All-Around, while Ava Stewart (Gemini Gymnastics, ON) finished in 3rd All-Around.
“After 2 years of virtual competitions it feels weird to be back to normal, although it is exciting. I am looking forward to the upcoming competitions,” shared Rose Woo. “I was very proud of my ability to handle the pressure. I was able to perform my routines as I would perform them in training.”
In the senior 21+ men’s category, it was Chris Kaji (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON) who captured the gold medal in the All-Around competition. Kaji was joined on the podium with a tie for second place between Kenji Tamane (Gold Medal Gymnastics, ON) and Elel Baker (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON). In the next gen (18-20) category, Felix Dolci (Laval Excellence, QC) finished 1st All-Around. Dolci also captured the gold in five apparatus finals among the next-gen gymnasts. Mathys Jalbert (Laval Excellence, QC) finished 2nd All-Around, and Jayson Rampersad (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON) finished 3rd All-Around in the next gen category.
In the junior high-performance categories, Victorianne Charron (Gym-Richelieu, QC) and Xavier Olasz (Loyalist GC, ON) captured 1st All-Around in the women’s and men’s competitions, respectively.
“It certainly was great to once again host an in person Canadian Championships and to watch with interest the performances of all athletes after such a long hiatus,” shared GymCan CEO, Ian Moss, “Gymnastics Canada wants to thank all the officials, coaches, athletes, volunteers, and the Richmond Oval support team that contributed to the success of these Championships. We wish everyone all the best in moving forward with their respective goals and objectives – it is great to be back!”
For full results from the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships please visit: https://www.sportzsoft.com/meet/meetWeb.dll/MeetResults?Id=EA280932A56645A9C3250CEDCD4972ED
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