“I’m very impressed with the level of gymnastics that happened at the junior and senior level this week,” said Tony Smith, National Team Director Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. “We are significantly ahead of where we were at the beginning of last cycle. There are lots of reasons to be optimistic …”
Champions crowned on the final day of the Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics
Sr Floor Champions –
Scott Morgan BC & Aaron Mah BC 13.850
Sr Pommel Champion –
Thierry Pellerin QC 14.700
Sr Rings Champion –
Scott Morgan BC 14.350
Sr Vault Champion –
Zachary Clay BC 14.150
Sr P Bars Champion –
Jackson Payne AB 14.000
Sr H Bar Champion –
Jackson Payne AB 14.000
Senior MAG Finals results
Laval Excellence teammates William Émard and Félix Dolci are two of the best Junior gymnasts in the world.
Finals are often a letdown. Not this year. I felt
Finals were better than prelims for a majority of competitors.
He’s 6’ 1” tall.
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L10 age 12-15 AA Finals Canadian Championships 2017
Emma Guthrie AB 37.615
Sophie Shaver QC 36.882
Montana Fairbairn AB 36.465
Sarah Giard QC 36.181
Hope Moxam ON 36.132
Bryn Topham AB 35.965
L10 age 16+ AA Finals Canadian Championships 2017
Denelle Pedrick SK 37.698
Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso ON 37.548
Morgan Tong ON 37.215
Jaime Lister AB 37.065
Grace Rojas ON 36.883
Karen Lozano NL 36.449
The biggest highlight of Canadian Nationals 2017 is
Junior National Champion Ana Padurariu. One of the best Juniors in the world right now.
Capital City Gym Club
Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics
Ana’s 55.267 was high score of the meet. With a fall on Beam.
Her weakest apparatus is Vault yet she landed quite a credible Yurchenko 1 1/2 in Finals. One of her best vaults yet.
Alexandra Leask –
Canadian Junior Qualifications Photo Gallery
1. Ellie Black 54.318
2. Rose-Kaying Woo 54.051
3. Jade Chrobok 53.100
4. Isabela Onyshko 52.918
5. Sophie Marois 51.468
6. Shallon Olsen 51.167
“My goal today was just to compete, stay healthy and have some fun out there,” Black said in a release following the award ceremony.
“It’s nice to be back with the girls again and to build some excitement in the building. I’ve enjoyed the whole experience and I’m so happy to be healthy and back competing.” …
Photo by Alexandra Leask
Ellie had a fall on Bars and reduced difficulty overall from Rio. So a 54.318 puts her in
good shape for the build up to Worlds. One highlight is her choreography on Floor. Easily her best ever in my opinion.
related – Lauren Hopkins’
Finals Live Blog
1. Zachary Clay BC 81.750
2. Jackson Payne AB 79.400
3. Sam Zakutney ON 78.900
4. René Cournoyer QC 77.800
5. Aaron Mah BC 77.350
“This is the best feeling ever, no words can describe how I feel right now,” Clay said in a release. “I wasn’t expecting to come first, I was just aiming for the podium but everything just came together today. I was in the zone and focused on what I had to do to win and am happy with the results.”
Clay was 1st on Pommels with 5.80 / 14.650.
For Worlds Canada will
most likely name one or two AA gymnasts as well as the top contenders to qualify for an apparatus final.
Xuon (James) Luo representing B.C. was first on Rings 6.10 / 14.500.
Scott Morgan, back from injury, was 4th on Floor, 2nd on Vault.
Kevin Lytwyn, back from surgery, won H Bar with 5.90 / 13.850. He’s training a much bigger routine, however.
All in all it was a thrilling competition with
42 seniors. I have to say it was more entertaining than the FIG women’s meet running concurrently. 🙂
Of the many NCAA gymnasts, past and present, the guy who hit best was Iowa’s