The toughest division to win in Canadian Men’s Gymnastics is the youngest (age-12 and under).
In 2013 the winner was Elijah Thompson, coached by Miguel Costante & Scott Rayment at Calgary Gymnastics Centre.
Watch an interview by 2004 Olympic Floor Gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt.
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Kyle was the one who inspired Elijah to start his own Right to Play page.
Elijah’s raised nearly $4000 for the charity.
A group of athletes and coaches from Alberta trained in China this summer. They told me the biggest gap between the Canadians and Chinese boys of the same age is Parallel Bars. Since their return, Elijah’s working hard to upgrade P Bars and H Bar.