Canada Olympic Gymnastics Team named

shewfelt_kyle030824 copy.jpgI’ve been following the in-gym training camps selection progress on Kyle Shewfelt’s blog:

Yesterday, at the conclusion of our final Olympic selection camp, our team was finally named. Let me introduce you to the gentlemen who will represent Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games:

Grant Golding
David Kikuchi
Adam Wong
Nathan Gafuik
Brandon O’Neill
and…Me!

This is an incredibly strong team. I don’t think we even know how good we are. I believe we are going to be the surprise of the Games and I am so proud and honored to be a part of this group. Our goal as a team is to place top 8 in the qualification and to move on to the team finals where anything can happen. …

3 Time Olympian

Ken Ikeda of Abbotsford, B.C., was named first reserve and Jared Walls of Edmonton is second reserve.

Kyle posted some video of his routines from mock meets in-gym.

It really is a very strong and experienced team. Ron Brant and Dennis McIntyre of the USA agreed this is the best Canadian team ever. I’ll be very surprised if they miss the top 8 Team Finals. O’Neill and Shewfelt both have a good shot at Floor Finals.

The final “trial” practice meet: Calgary Gymnastics Centre (at Canada Olympic Park) on July 22nd at 5:45pm.

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