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Gymnastics Canada – OTTAWA, ON (January 11, 2019) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to the 2019 rhythmic gymnastics national team group following an intensive three-part selection activity that included training and on-demand testing.

“We are looking forward to seeing this strong group showcase their new programs as they look to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games,” said Teresa Orr, national team director for rhythmic gymnastics. “We are delighted to have our 2017 Canadian individual champion Carmen Whelan, former Estonian national team member Carmel Kallemaa, and 2018 senior individual national team member Diana Noskova join our existing group members Vanessa Panov, Alexandra Udachina, and Alexandra Zilyuk.”

Gymnastics Canada’s individual national team members were previously selected in June 2018 and are currently training for the upcoming competition season.  
“We finished 2018 with strong team performances at the 2018 World Championships and are looking forward to Elite Canada in Calgary this February as it marks the first step towards achieving national team ranking and making international assignments for this season,” said Orr.
Highlights on the competition calendar for the rhythmic gymnastics national team this year include three World Cups in Europe in April, the first-ever Junior World Championships in Moscow, RUS in July, the Pan American Games in Lima, PER in August, and the World Championships in Baku, AZE in early September.

Senior Group:
Carmel Kallemaa, Thornhill, ON
Diana Noskova, Toronto, ON
Vanessa Panov, Toronto, ON
Alexandra Udachina, Toronto, ON
Carmen Whelan, Aurora, ON
Alexandra Zilyuk, Richmond Hill, ON
Senior Individual:
Jaedyn Andreotti, Vernon, BC – Okanagan RG
Alexandra Chtrevenskii, Montreal, QC – Questo RG
Sophie Crane, Toronto, ON – Jusco RG
Kaedyn Lashley, Winnipeg, MB – HPTC International
Vivienne Lee Motkine, Toronto, ON – Trillium RG
Athena Tsaltas, Toronto, ON – Kalev Estienne
Katherine Uchida, Toronto, ON – Jusco RG
Hannah Walter, Toronto, ON – Kalev Estienne
Junior Individual:
Tatiana Cocsanova, Montreal, QC – Questo RG
Natalie Garcia, Mississauga, ON – Mississauga Newnorth
Gabriela Georgieva, Toronto, ON – Jusco RG
Izabella Helbin, Aurora, ON – Silhouettes of York
Polly Krivchun, Vancouver, BC – Planet RG
Haley Miller, Ottawa, ON – Kanata RSG
Elizabeth Savchenko, Montreal, QC – Questo RG
Suzanna Shahbazian, Montreal, QC – Questo RG
Michel Vivier, Toronto, ON – Viva RGC
Cynthia Zhang, Ottawa, ON – Kanata RSG
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