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Archive: June 2007

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JUNE 29 - CANADA THIRD AT UKR-RUS-CAN TRI-MEET IN KIEV

Team Canada finished third at today's tri-meet in the Kiev. Host nation Ukraine took top honours at the competition (179.400), with Russia finishing second (175.500), and Canada third (164.200). The format was three up, three count and teams fielded 7 (Russia, Ukraine) or 4 (Canada) gymnasts. Teams had to specify ahead of time which three routines would count towards the team total, and the rest of the girls' routines werehors de concours. Competing for the team were:

Canada: Kristina Vaculik, Rebecca Simbhudas, Cynthia Lemieux, Aisha Gerber

Ukraine: Krasnyanska, Zgoba, Kozich, Shcherbatikh, Proskurina, Holenkova, Koval

Russia: Yulia Lozhechko, Ksenia Semyonova, Svetlana Klyukina, Nadezhda Chikhiryova, Alyona Zmeu, Alyona Donodina, Kristina Pravdina

Ukraine also took top honours in the individual standings with Darya Zgoba placing first (59.850; 13.650/16.200/15.600/14.400) and Alina Kozich second (59.750;  14.900/14.550/15.100/15.200). Russia's Svetlana Klyukina placed third (59.050; 14.050/15.400/14.950/14.650)

Some videos are available on youtube.

Full results are available in pdf format.


JUNE 28 - MEN'S PAN AM TEAM NAMED

Gymnastics Canada has named the men's team for the upcoming Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team is:

Peter Andersen - Surrey, BC
Jayd Lukenchuk - Saskatoon, SK
AJ Rayment - Calgary, AB
Patrick McElroy - Calgary, AB
Hugh Smith - Halifax, NS
Jared Walls - Edmonton, AB

The artistic gymnastics competition begins on July 14th and continues through July 17th.

JUNE 20 – PARTICIPATE IN SATURDAY'S OLYMPIC DAY CAMPAIGN FEATURING KYLE SHEWFELT

Olympic Day is recognized worldwide each year on June 23rd. The Olympic Day campaign supports Canada's quest to Own the Podium and conquer the Road to Excellence. The athletes ask you to consider giving to these Canadian Olympic initiatives.

At the Olympic Day in Canada site you can also view and vote for Canada's greatest Olympic moment. Featured is our sport's own Kyle Shewfelt, who won Canada's first ever Artistic Gymnastics gold medal (his in men's Floor Exercise Competition) at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. That gold was also Canada's first of the Games. 
 

JUNE 18 – THREE APPARATUS MEDALS FOR CANADA IN BRAZIL

Canadians took home three apparatus medals in the tri meet against Brazil and England this past weekend. Alyssa Brown led the way with a silver on bars and Sydney Sawa (vault) and Marci Bernholtz (beam) each took a bronze. Gael Mackie managed a fifth bars on bar, and the final teammate, Stephanie Paccito, sat out with injury.

 

Vault:
1. Jade Barbosa (BRA)
2. Becky Downie (GBR)
3. Sydney Sawa (CAN)

Uneven Bars
1. Ana Claudia Silva (BRA) 14.350
2. Alyssa Brown (CAN) 14,125
3. Becky Downie (GBR) 14,045
4. Aisling Williams (GBR) 13.825
5. Gael Mackie (CAN) 13.525
6. Khiuane Dias (BRA) 13.175
7. Sydney Sawa (CAN) 12.950
8. Laís Souza (BRA) 12.075
9. Laura Jones (GBR) 11.900

Balance Beam
1. Jade Barbosa (BRA) 15.325
2. Daniele Hypólito (BRA) 15.300
3. Marci Bernholtz (CAN) 14.300
4. Khiuane Dias (BRA) 14.200
5. Alyssa Brown (CAN) 14.050
6. Becky Wing (GBR) 13.700
7. Laura Jones (GBR) 13.100
8. Sydney Sawa (CAN) 12.650
9. Aisling Williams (GBR) 10.750

Floor Exercises
1. Daiane dos Santos (BRA) 15,250
2. Jade Barbosa (BRA) 14,900
3. Daniele Hypólito (BRA) 14,725
4. Sydney Sawa (CAN) 14,475
5. Becky Wing (GBR) 13.825

Next month Brazil plays host to a second team of Canadians as it hosts the 2007 Pan Am Games.

JUNE 16 – PACITTO LEADS CANADIAN TEAM AT TRI MEET IN BRAZIL

With the 2007 World Championships less than three months ago, gymnasts are taking part in an increasing number of dual and tri meets. Team Canada is currently in Brazil for a tri meet with Great Britain. Brazil enjoyed an easy victory, scoring 233.000 points for team gold. Canada placed second, just 0.05 points ahead of Great Britain. The Canadians competed at a disadvantage, fielding a team of only five girls (not six) and unable to compete Marci Bernholtz, who has long-standing knee concerns, on floor exercise. 

The all-around podium was graced by three from the host nation: Jade Barbosa, Daniele Hypolito, and Khiuani Dias. Stephanie Pacitto was Canada's highest placing all-around. She grabbed fourth, 0.150 shy of bronze. Sydney Sawa placed fifth, Alyssa Brown 12th, and Gael Mackie 15th. 

Team:
1- Brazil 233.000
2- Canada 220.250
3- Great Britain 220.200

All-Around:
1- Jade Barbosa 59.500
2- Daniele Hypólito 58.650
3- Khiuani Dias 56.350
4- Stephanie Pacitto 56.200
5- Sydney Sawa 55.800
12 - Alyssa Brown
15 - Gael Mackie

The competition concludes tomorrow with the event finals.


JUNE 15 – WOMEN'S PAN AM GAMES TEAM ANNOUNCED

GCG today announced Canada's women's team for the upcoming 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Representing Canada are:

Stephanie DesJardins-Labelle
Peng Peng Lee
Ti Liu
Charlotte Mackie
Brittany Rogers
Emma Willis

The alternates are Laurie-Eve Pepin-Gagné and Catherine Dion.

Women's gymnastics will contested July 14th (Qualification/Team final), 16th (AA), and 17th (EF).


JUNE 4 – STRONG SHOWING FOR CANADIAN WOMEN IN PUERTO RICO

The Canadian women took home several medals at the recent Puerto Rico Cup. Finishing second and third respectively in the all-around competition were Stephanie Desjardins-Labelle of Gym-Elites and Ti Liu of Gymnix. First place went to veteran Yeny Ibarra of Mexico. En route to their all-around medals, Desjardins-Labelle took the highest individual score on the balance beam, with Liu earning the day’s highest score on the uneven bars. Two other Canadians finished in the top 10, with Laurie-Eve Pépin-Gagné of Gym-Richelieu and Catherine Dion of Gym-Elites finishing 8th and 10th respectively.

Desjardins-Labelle took two more medals in the apparatus finals, taking bronze on the balance beam and floor exercise events. Liu also struck bronze on the uneven bars.

Puerto Rico Cup – Women’s All-Around
1. Yeny lbarra MEX
2. Stephanie DesJardins-Labelle CAN
3. Ti Liu CAN

4. Jessica Gil Ortiz COL
5. Sidney Sanabria PUR
6. Nathalia Sanchez COL
7. Johanny Sotillo VEN
8. Laurie-Eve Pépin-Gagné CAN
9. Maricela Arizmendi MEX
10. Catherine Dion CAN



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