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Gymnastics Canada – OTTAWA, ON (October 1, 2018) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes and coaches who will represent Canada at the 2018 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, QAT from October 25th to November 3, 2018.


Ellie Black, Halifax, NS – Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club
Brooklyn Moors, Cambridge, ON – Dynamo Gymnastics
Ana Padurariu, Whitby, ON – Gemini Gymnastics
Shallon Olsen, Surrey, BC – University of Alabama/Omega Sports Centre
Laurie Dénommée, Laval, QC – Viagym
Sophie Marois, Île Bizard, QC – Viagym (travelling)
Team Coaches: David Kikuchi (Halifax Alta); Lorie Henderson (Brandon Eagles)
Individual Coaches: Elvira Saadi (Dynamo); Svetlana Lashina (Omega); Frank Kistler (Viagym)
“We are looking forward to Worlds this year and our task as a team is to build the road to the Olympics,” said Alex Bard, national team coach for women’s artistic gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada. “This exciting mix of athletes will have the opportunity to soar and gain valuable experience leading to Tokyo 2020.”

Zachary Clay, Chilliwack, BC – Twisters Gymnastics Club
René Cournoyer, Repentigny, QC – Club Gymnika
Scott Morgan, Vancouver, BC – Flicka Gymnastics
Cory Paterson, Montreal, QC – Centre Père Sablon
Sam Zakutney, Ottawa, ON – Penn State University/Ottawa Gymnastics Centre
Jackson Payne, Calgary, AB – Calgary Gymnastics Centre (travelling)
Darren Wong, Vancouver, BC – University of California – Berkeley/Vancouver Phoenix (non-travelling)

Coaches: Ed Van Hoof (NT); Richard Ikeda (Twisters); Jean-Sébastien Tougas (Gymnika); Patrick Beauchamp (CPS), Vali Stan (Flicka)

“The Doha World Championships will provide the Canadian men’s team with the opportunity to measure themselves against the leading gymnastics nations,” said Ed Van Hoof, head national team coach for Gymnastics Canada. “’Team’ is the priority in the first steps towards Olympic qualification, and our gymnasts and coaches, who have a blend of youth and experience, are very motivated towards this goal.”


Thursday, Oct. 25: MAG Qualifications (Canada is in subdivision 5) @ 1300 ET
Sunday, Oct. 28: WAG Qualifications (Canada is in subdivision 8) @ 0430 ET
Monday, Oct. 29: MAG Team Finals @ 0900 ET
Tuesday, Oct. 30: WAG Team Finals @ 0900 ET
Wednesday, Oct. 31: MAG Individual All-Around Final @ 0900 ET
Thursday, Nov. 1: WAG Individual All-Around Final @ 0900 ET
Friday, Nov. 2: MAG Floor Final @ 0900 ET / WAG Vault Final @ 0930 ET / MAG Pommel Final @ 1030 ET / WAG Uneven Bars Final @ 1100 ET / MAG Rings Final @ 1130 ET
Saturday, Nov. 3: MAG Vault Final @ 0900 ET / WAG Beam Final @ 940 ET / MAG Parallel Bars Final @ 1030 ET / WAG Floor Final @ 1100 ET / MAG High Bar Final @ 1130 ET


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