British Columbia Gymnastics history

One anecdote from the great Willy Weiler who was with the Canadian Military:

In the spring of 1963, after arriving as champion of the Pan Am Games in Sao Paulo, I was transferred to Chilliwack, BC.

The base had no equipment for me to train on for the upcoming 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. I traveled 3 times a week to UBC to train …

So that I could do more practicing at the base, I purchased a horizontal bar and built the uprights for it. My previous experience in Rastatt, Germany of digging a 4 foot trench outside the gym and padding it with sawdust came in handy. …

That comes from a document celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gymnastics B.C.

History buffs can download a copy for themselves:

British Columbia Gymnastics history (pdf)

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Rick Mc

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

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