Carol-Angela Orchard now GBR coach

Almost everyone recognizes Carol-Angela, coach of Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs who won beam bronze in Aarhus 2006. She was long time coach at the now defunct Seneca, Toronto.

Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs and Carol-Angela (2007)

Carol-Angela left Canada for the U.K. after the 2008 Olympics, and married Eddie Van Hoof, British men’s technical director.

I’m not at all surprised to see this official announcement:

British Gymnastics is delighted to announce the appointment of former Canadian National Technical Advisor Carol-Angela Orchard to the role of Women’s National Coach – Beam & Artistic Preparation. …

… Carol-Angela prides herself on innovation and has the honour of creating 5 original elements on Beam & Floor named by the FIG after her gymnasts, and included in the official Code of Points. …

British Gymnastics appoint new Women’s Artistic Coach

Good call.

(via Full Twist and More Than The Games)

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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