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Gymnastics Canada – LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC (November 4, 2016) – Team Canada’s junior women’s artistic gymnasts dominated the competition today during the all around and team competition at the 2016 Olympic Hopes Cup in the Czech Republic to win two gold and one bronze medal.

Ana Padurariu and Jade Chrobok (Gemini Gymnastics), Haley de Jong (Flicka Gymnastics), Victoria Jurca (Gym-Fly) and Sophie Marois (Viagym) finished the team competition with a score of 219.20 to top the podium and capture the gold medal. Great Britain finished in second with 208.55 points and bronze went to the Czech Republic, scoring 199.85 points.

“The competition is called Olympic Hopes Cup, so we all came hoping to do our best and hopefully represent Canada in the future at Olympic Games,” said Padurariu on behalf of the team, “our hope is to make the 2020 Olympics and this competition is a great start for the next Olympic cycle. We’re pumped for apparatus finals tomorrow and hope to do well!”

As well as winning the overall team title, Padurariu scored 57.150 to finish more than two points ahead of Amelie Morgan of Great Britain to win gold in the women’s all-around competition. Chrobok rounded out the podium winning the bronze medal with a score of 54.300. Narrowly missing the podium was the rest of Team Canada as Jurca, Marois and De Jong finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively.

Apparatus finals for both women and men’s teams take place tomorrow as Canada looks to add to their stellar performance and medal count.

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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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Julie Forget
Director, Communications and Marketing
Gymnastics Canada
Cell: 819.210.2064
Email: jforget@gymcan.org