Rio 2016 Olympic Champions in Trampoline to hit Calgary for Canada Cup Competition
Gymnastics Canada – CALGARY, AB (April 28, 2017) – Media are invited to attend the 2017 Canada Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics competition running from Friday, May 5th to Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, AB.
Hosted by the Alberta Trampoline and Tumbling Sports Association, in collaboration with Gymnastics Canada and Gymnastics Alberta, this event brings together 250 of Canada’s best national level and high performance junior and senior gymnasts who will challenge for the title of Canada Cup Champion in men’s and women’s individual and synchronized trampoline, tumbling, and double mini-trampoline. An internationally sanctioned event, national teams from Belarus, Sweden, and the United States will also be competing.
2012 and 2016 Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan will not be competing, but will be on-site Sunday and available for interviews. Also at the competition will be the 2016 men’s trampoline Olympic Champion Uladzislau Hancharou from Belarus who will compete in individual and synchronized trampoline.
The athletes chosen to represent Canada at this summer’s 2017 World Games will be announced on Sunday after finals, along with the 2016 Canadian Athlete and Coach of the Year.
WHAT: 2017 Canada Cup Trampoline Gymnastics Competition
WHEN: Friday, May 5th to Sunday, May 7th
POINTS OF INTEREST:
- Presence of both Rio Olympic trampoline champions Rosie MacLennan (CAN), and Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR);
- 250 athletes from across Canada;
- 4 disciplines – Individual Trampoline (TRA); Synchronized Trampoline (TRA-SYNCH); Tumbling (TUM); Double Mini-Trampoline (DMT);
- National teams attending from: Belarus (4), Sweden (2), USA (8);
- # of clubs represented: 48;
- 141 women, 108 men;
- 2017 World Games Team announced after finals on Sunday;
- 2016 Athlete and Coach of the Year announced after finals on Sunday.
SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS (all times in local MDT):
Friday – May 8th
1730 – 2030: TRA Qualifications: Junior & Senior
DMT Qualifications: Junior & Senior
Saturday – May 9th
1315 – 1645: TRA-Synchro Qualifications: All Levels
1730 – 1930: TUM Qualifications: Junior & Senior
TRA Finals: Junior & Senior
Sunday – May 10th
0900 – 1230: DMT Finals: Junior & Senior
1315 – 1645: TUM Finals: Junior & Senior
TRA-Synchro Finals: All Levels
1645: Athlete and Coach of the Year Announced (beginning of awards)
1730: 2017 World Games Team Announced (end of awards)
The Genesis Centre
7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
LIVE STREAMING: http://gymcan.tv
MEDIA ACCREDITATION: Will be available on-site. Please consult our media guidelines before attending.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Communications & Marketing