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Gymnastics Canada – PUTIAN, CHN (March 24, 2016) — Canadian athletes made history at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition in Putian, China today placing 7th overall in both the 11-16 women’s pair and the 11-16 women’s group finals.

 

Brenely Martin and Anastasia Sizov of the Calgary Acrobatic Gymnastics Corporation placed 7th overall with a total score of 27.250 in women’s pair’s, while Tessa Chiricosta, Daniela Mendoza, and Jenelle Coutinho from the Oakville Gymnastics Club finished 7th in women’s group with a total score of 27.100.

 

Winning gold in the women’s pair final was Great Britain with a final score of 27.900. Russia took silver with a score of 27.750 followed closely by Portugal in third with a final score of 27.500. In the women’s group final, Belgium took the gold with a final score of 27.900, followed by the Netherlands in second with a total score of 27.850 and Russia in third with a score of 27.750.

 

In other Canadian results, Ava Gokiert and Jenna Gorchynski of the Calgary Acrobatic Gymnastics Corporation, finished 11th in the 11-16 women’s pair qualifications round on Wednesday with a total score of 25.050, while Allison Attard, Ally Swanepoel, and Emma Shemko from the Oakville Gymnastics Club, placed 22nd  in the 11-16 women’s group qualification round with an overall score of 49.450. The final team competing on Wednesday was Juliana Summers and Theodore Rots from the Oakville Gymnastics Club who finished 16th overall in the 11-16 mixed pair qualification round with a score of 52.000.

 

Competition resumes on Sunday with qualification rounds for the 12-18 and 13-19 age groups in women’s group, women’s pairs, men’s pairs, men’s group, and mixed pairs and group.

 

This is the biggest team Canada has ever sent to the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition, with the majority of these Canadian athletes having never competed at a competition of this size before.

 

More information on the event, including results, can be found here: http://fig-gymnastics.com/site/page/view?id=876

 

ABOUT GYMNASTICS CANADA

 

First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging 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 experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics.

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For more information, contact:

 

Julie Forget

Director, Communications and Marketing

Gymnastics Canada

Cell: 819.210.2064

Email: jforget@gymcan.org