ROAD TO RIO STARTS THIS WEEK AT ELITE CANADA GYMNASTICS COMPETITION IN HALIFAX
Gymnastics Canada – HALIFAX, NS (Feb. 1, 2016) – Media are invited to attend the Elite Canada 2016 artistic gymnastics competition running from Thursday, February 4 to Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax, NS.
Hosted by Gymnastics Nova Scotia, the Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club, Taiso Gymnastics Training Centre, and Titan’s Gymnastics and Trampoline Club, Elite Canada brings together the top athletes from across Canada from the novice, junior, and senior categories in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics. Throughout the weekend there will be a total of 108 medals awarded, and an Elite Canada titleholder named in each category.
Members of the 2015 World Championship team that competed in Glasgow, Scotland this past October will be celebrated at 2:30pm on Saturday, and will be signing autographs for fans following the announcement.
This is the first time this competition has ever been held in Nova Scotia, and is the first domestic national competition being held before the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where Canada has already qualified a team in women’s artistic gymnastics.
WHAT: 2016 Elite Canada Artistic Gymnastics Competition
- Hometown favourites Ellie Black, five-time Pan American Games medallist, and fellow national team member Hugh Smith;
- A record breaking number of 20 local Nova Scotia athletes;
- 180 of Canada’s top gymnasts, 100 coaches, and 50 judges.
- Click here for the complete list of competitors
Thursday February 4th to Sunday, February 7th.
Click here for the complete schedule
Canada Games Centre
26 Thomas Raddall Drive
Halifax, NS, B3S 0E2
LIVE STREAMING: http://tv1.ca/586155y
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