I’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:
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. …
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.