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Archive: 2014

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JANUARY 1, 2015 - BEST OF 2014

Gymn.ca is once again honoured to make Coach Rick's Gymternet - Best of 2014 list. He writes:

  • Jenn Isbister’s Gymn.ca (Canada) … perhaps the original dedicated National site

Editor's note: I have much less time for websites these days, but still try to promote Canadian gymnastics nationally and abroad. Happy to still be cited for the efforts! Next year, Gymn.ca turns 15 years old.

Link: http://gymnasticscoaching.com/new/2015/01/gymternet-best-of-2014/

 

DECEMBER 6 - CYRENNE PLACES 7TH AT ABIERTO MEXICANO

Helody Cyrenne placed seventh in a field of eight at this year's Abierto Mexicano Invitational in Acapulco, MEX.

Watch her FX:

DECEMBER 6 - BLACK WINS SILVER AT GLASGOW GRAND PRIX

Ellie Black finished off her 2014 competitive season with a brilliant second place finish in Glasgow! Next up for Ellie is likely the American Cup, the third in the World Cup A series after DTB Cup and Glasgow Grand Prix.

http://gymnasticsresults.com/2014/eu/gbr/glasgow-grand-prix.html


DECEMBER 3 - BURLEY REMEMBERS THE ISOLATION, FEAR

1996 Olympian Kris Burley speaks to OutSports:
http://www.outsports.com/2014/12/3/7325043/kris-burley-canada-olympic-gymnast-gay


NOVEMBER 30 - BLACK PLACES 7th AT DTB CUP

It was an "off" day for Ellie Black in Stuttgart, Germany today at the DTB Cup. She placed 7th in a field of 8. Next up for Ellie is the Glasgow Grand Prix.

 Full results: http://enbw-dtb-pokal-2014-stuttgart.dtb-liveticker.de/public/upload/DTB-Pokal_Mehrkampf_Ergebnis_WAG.pdf


NOVEMBER 30 - SOLOSKI SILVER AT TOP GYM

Junior Sydney Soloski won silver in the all-around at this weekend's prestigous Top Gym competition, and picked up another two medals in the apparatus finals (silver on beam and bronze on floor). Earlier she and teammate Sydney Laird competed alongside Hungary, winning a mixed team medal.

Here's a look at Soloski's floor at last weekend's Coupe Avenir competition, also in Belgium:

NOVEMBER 22 - HOPFNER-HIBBS ENGAGED

2008 Olympian Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs is engaged! See the ring on Instagram.

Hopfner-Hibbs won bronze on beam at the 2006 World Championships.


NOVEMBER - CANADA'S TOP JUNIORS COMPETE AT MASSILIA

Megan Roberts:
vault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikx5XBlczBA
Beam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDtPzKwK738
FX EF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHx8yP5pbmI 

Shallon Olsen:
V: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSe1uj8i2h4
UB EF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tW1oMzsH5o
Floor EF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPbNgOQ0sBo 

Rose Kaying Woo:
Beam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fde_MgxIdso
FX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXXVUy9JCp0
UB EF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRi8w62QwqQ
Floor EF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5paYJOqihow


OCTOBER - BLACK FINISHES 7TH ON BEAM AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

It was a disappointing beam final in Nanning today, with half of the competitors falling. Unfortunately, that included Ellie Black, who found herself in seventh place at the end of the competition.

Full results: http://gymnasticsresults.com/worlds/2014/nanning.html


OCTOBER 10 - BLACK FINISHES 9TH AA AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ellie Black finished 9th AA at World Championships today, the best ever finish for a Canadian woman in the all-around, besting Victoria Moors' 10th place finish the year prior. Black's 9th place finish ties Adam Wong's finish at the 2006 World Championships, best ever finish for a Canadian male in the all-around.

Black is the only Canadian to advance to a final at these World Championships. In addition to the all-around final, she will compete in the beam final. Watch Ellie's beam from qualifications:

Earlier, the Canadian women finished a disappointing 12th in team qualifications.

Full results: http://gymnasticsresults.com/worlds/2014/nanning.html


SEPTEMBER 22 - CBC TO AIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Set your PVRs for CBC's upcoming coverage of the 2014 World Championships, from Nanning, China! CBC has two shows planned:

  • October 18 - Team and All-Around
  • October 25 - Apparatus Finals

Featuring commentary by Scott Russell and Kyle Shewfelt.


SEPTEMBER 13 - BREAKFAST TELEVISION: SCOTT MORGAN

Breakfast Television Vancouver profiled Scott Morgan earlier this year:

http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/3053503122001/


SEPTEMBER 11 - CATHERINE DION NAMED ASSISTANT COACH AT UIC

Former UIC gymnast Catherine Dion will return to the women's gymnastics program at UIC this season at the assistant coach position. Dion returns following a decorated senior campaign, where she earned the title of NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year as well as MIC Senior and Gymnast of the year.

Dion is a former member of Canada's National team.


AUGUST 24 - TOWNSEND PLACES 12TH AA AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Sydney Townsend placed 12th all-around at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, an improvement on her qualifying position, of 13th place. She also placed 7th in the floor exercise, her lone apparatus final.

Watch Sydney's FX from the AA final:

Full results: http://gymnasticsresults.com/olympics/2014yog/nanjing.html


JUNE 8 - 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAMS ANNOUNCED

WAG:
Ellie Black, 19
Maegan Chant, 17
Victoria Moors, 18
Isabela Onyshko, 16
Stefanie Merkle, 18

 

MAG:
Nathan Gafuik, 29
Scott Morgan, 25
Anderson Loran, 23
Kevin Lytwyn, 24
Zachary Clay, 19

Notably mising is Aleeza Yu, who is said to have suffered an injury at the recent Canadian National Championships.


JUNE 3 - #WhatItTakes GYMNASTICS VICTORIA MOORS

You have to love the struggle
                   - Victoria Moors


JUNE 3 - TAYLOR-NOEL SPEAKS OF AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE

Taylor Lindsay-Noel:

Eyes wide open, I remember staring straight up at a ceiling that was not familiar to me. As I lay there painfully still, a simple glance left and right reaffirmed my suspicions that I was in a hospital bed. Still unaware of the gravity of my prognosis, my consciousness knew that things were never going to be the same…

That was my reality almost six years ago. After an unexpected and rare fall from the high bar, I… A Canadian National Gymnast, was instantly paralyzed from the neck down.

Full story on Neurochangers


MAY 31 - TOWNSEND QUALIFIES TO YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Sydney Townsend has qualified to this summer's Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China. Open to junior gymnasts born in 1999, this is the second time these summer Youth Olympic Games have been held. The inaugural games were held in Singapore.

In October, Nanning, China (not to be confused with Nanjing, China!) plays host to the World Championships.

 


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