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OTTAWA, ON (September 17, 2021) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes, coaches, judges, and support staff who will represent Canada at the 2021 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu, JPN from October 18th to 24th, 2021.
For the first time since 1996, both the Olympic Games and World Championships are happening during the same year. These Championships will not include a Team Competition and will only present the All-Around and Apparatus Finals for both Men’s Artistic and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Our team is looking to gain momentum and experience in their first World Championships of this Paris quadrennial.

The teams will be in Montreal prior to departure for a preparation camp at INS-Québec.

WOMEN

  • Laurie Denommée, Laval, QC – Méga-Gym
  • Cassie Lee, East York, ON – East York Gymnastics Club
  • Audrey Rousseau, La Prairie, QC – Gym Fly
  • Rose Woo, Montréal, QC – Gym-Richelieu
     

NT Head Coach: David Kikuchi
Coaches: Frank Kistler (Méga-Gym), Lisa Cowan (East York), Jacinthe Émard (Gym Fly), Michel Charron (Gym-Richelieu)
IST: Jean-François Mathieu
Judges: Andrée Montreuil, 2nd judge TBC
Team manager: Amanda Tambakopoulos

QUOTE: “I’m excited to see what this competition experience can do for these athletes.  For three of the four it will be their first World Championships, and it will be Audrey’s first since 2015.  I’m expecting some good results that they can build on for the rest of the quad.” David Kikuchi, WAG National Team Lead

 MEN

  • Zachary Clay, Chilliwack, BC – Twisters Gymnastics Club
  • René Cournoyer, Repentigny, QC – Club Gymnika
  • Félix Dolci, Laval, QC – Laval Excellence
  • William Émard, Laval, QC – Laval Excellence
  • Jayson Rampersad, Oakville, ON – Gymnastics Mississauga
  • Chris Kaji, Oakville, ON – Gymnastics Mississauga

NT Head Coach: Ed van Hoof
Coaches: Richard Ikeda (Twisters) Jean-Sebastien Tougas (Gymnika); Adrian Balan (Laval); Ferenc Szabo (Mississauga)
IST: Susan Massitti
Judges: Nick Bejenaru, Kader Mecellem

QUOTE: “Whilst these World Championships will bring the extended Tokyo Olympic cycle to a close, they also offer an opportunity for the next generation of gymnasts to showcase their abilities going into the Paris Olympic cycle. This is a great opportunity for new faces to emerge and start the Team development for Paris qualification. Everyone is highly motivated and looking forward to competing on the World stage. The personal coaches will compliment a strong Team, with high expectations on the back of outstanding results at the recent FIG Challenge Cups in Koper and Mersin.”
 Ed Van Hoof, Head National Team Coach for the men’s artistic gymnastics team

COMPETITION SCHEDULE (all times local GMT +9):

  • Oct 18 @ 13:40 – WAG Qualifications. Canada is in sub-division 3
  • Oct 20 @ 16:25 – MAG Qualifications. Canada is in sub-division 6
  • Oct 21 @ 18:30 – WAG All-around Final
  • Oct 22 @ 18:20 – MAG All-around Final
  • Oct 23 @ 18:00 – Apparatus Finals – MAG FX; WAG VT; MAG PH; WAG UB; MAG SR
  • Oct 24 @ 13:00 – Apparatus Finals – MAG VT; WAG BB; MAG PB; WAG FX; MAG HB 

ABOUT GYMNASTICS CANADA
First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada has been supporting the mastery of movement in Canada for five decades as the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. We work closely with the twelve provincial federations and 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coach and judge education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experiences through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @gymcan1. From here, we soar. 


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For more information, contact:
Ian Moss
CEO, Gymnastics Canada
imoss@gymcan.org