For National Coaches Week Canada, Elijah in 2019 took the time to thank his coaches, past and present.
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Coach Appreciation Week #thankscoach Sincerely, Elijah Thompson. I would like to sincerely express my gratitude to Bin Fan for supporting me in my gymnastics career from my very first Nationals at age 9, even though he was busy coaching the seniors, to today, through both periods of success, and more recently, periods of trialing injuries. You have exemplified character and class in your coaching, and have always valued me, even when I was unable to compete or even train fully. Thank you to Salvador for the daily assistance and encouragement you provide in the gym, for always keeping things positive, and especially for guiding me through Canada Winter Games this year. Thank you to Scott and Cam who started my journey with me 12 years ago, and have never doubted my ability to perform and to persevere. And finally, I wish to thank Miguel Costante, who coached me for 5 years as a young boy, and instilled a love for the artistry of gymnastics in me, as well as introducing me to the world of Physics. Once again, thank you coaches, your impact is greater than you could ever imagine. Elijah “#athletetribute #enjoyyourgymnasticsjourney #gymfamily #gymnasticsfamily #yycgymnastics #yyccalgarygymnastics #ourpeopleourstrength @coach.ca
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