JANUARY 1, 2015 - BEST OF 2014
Gymn.ca is once again honoured to make Coach Rick's Gymternet - Best of 2014 list. He writes:
- Jenn Isbister’s
(Canada) … perhaps the original dedicated National site
Editor's note: I have much less time for websites these days, but
still try to promote Canadian gymnastics nationally and abroad. Happy to
still be cited for the efforts! Next year, Gymn.ca turns 15 years old.
DECEMBER 6 - CYRENNE PLACES 7TH AT ABIERTO MEXICANO
Helody Cyrenne placed seventh in a field of eight at this year's
Abierto Mexicano Invitational in Acapulco, MEX.
Watch her FX:
DECEMBER 6 - BLACK WINS SILVER AT GLASGOW GRAND PRIX
Ellie Black finished off her 2014 competitive season
with a brilliant second place finish in Glasgow! Next up for Ellie is
likely the American Cup, the third in the World Cup A series after DTB Cup
and Glasgow Grand Prix.
DECEMBER 3 - BURLEY REMEMBERS THE ISOLATION, FEAR
1996 Olympian Kris Burley speaks to OutSports:
NOVEMBER 30 - BLACK PLACES 7th AT DTB CUP
It was an "off" day for Ellie Black in Stuttgart,
Germany today at the DTB Cup. She placed 7th in a field of 8. Next up for
Ellie is the Glasgow Grand Prix.
NOVEMBER 30 - SOLOSKI SILVER AT TOP GYM
Junior Sydney Soloski won silver in the all-around at
this weekend's prestigous Top Gym competition, and picked up another two
medals in the apparatus finals (silver on beam and bronze on floor).
Earlier she and teammate Sydney Laird competed alongside Hungary, winning
a mixed team medal.
Here's a look at Soloski's floor at last weekend's Coupe Avenir
competition, also in Belgium:
NOVEMBER 22 - HOPFNER-HIBBS ENGAGED
2008 Olympian Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs is engaged!
See the ring on Instagram.
Hopfner-Hibbs won bronze on beam at the 2006 World Championships.
NOVEMBER - CANADA'S TOP JUNIORS COMPETE AT MASSILIA
Rose Kaying Woo:
OCTOBER - BLACK FINISHES 7TH ON BEAM AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
It was a disappointing beam final in Nanning today, with half of the
competitors falling. Unfortunately, that included Ellie Black,
who found herself in seventh place at the end of the competition.
OCTOBER 10 - BLACK FINISHES 9TH AA AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ellie Black finished 9th AA at World Championships today,
the best ever finish for a Canadian woman in the all-around, besting Victoria Moors' 10th place finish the year prior. Black's
9th place finish ties Adam Wong's finish at the 2006 World Championships, best ever finish
for a Canadian male in the all-around.
Black is the only Canadian to advance to a final at these World
Championships. In addition to the all-around final, she will compete in
the beam final. Watch Ellie's beam from qualifications:
Earlier, the Canadian women finished a disappointing 12th in team
SEPTEMBER 22 - CBC TO AIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
your PVRs for CBC's upcoming
coverage of the 2014 World Championships, from Nanning, China! CBC has two
- October 18 - Team and All-Around
- October 25 - Apparatus Finals
Featuring commentary by Scott Russell and Kyle Shewfelt.
SEPTEMBER 13 - BREAKFAST TELEVISION: SCOTT MORGAN
Breakfast Television Vancouver profiled Scott Morgan earlier this year:
SEPTEMBER 11 - CATHERINE DION NAMED ASSISTANT COACH AT UIC
Former UIC gymnast Catherine Dion will return to the
women's gymnastics program at UIC this season at the assistant coach
position. Dion returns following a decorated senior campaign, where she
earned the title of NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year as well as MIC
Senior and Gymnast of the year.
Dion is a former member of Canada's National team.
AUGUST 24 - TOWNSEND PLACES 12TH AA AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
placed 12th all-around at the
2014 Youth Olympic Games, an improvement on her qualifying
position, of 13th place. She also placed 7th in the floor exercise, her lone apparatus final.
Watch Sydney's FX from the AA final:
JUNE 8 - 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAMS ANNOUNCED
Ellie Black, 19
Maegan Chant, 17
Victoria Moors, 18
Isabela Onyshko, 16
Stefanie Merkle, 18
Nathan Gafuik, 29
Scott Morgan, 25
Anderson Loran, 23
Kevin Lytwyn, 24
Zachary Clay, 19
Notably mising is Aleeza Yu, who is said to have suffered an injury at the
recent Canadian National Championships.
JUNE 3 - #WhatItTakes GYMNASTICS VICTORIA MOORS
You have to love the struggle
- Victoria Moors
JUNE 3 - TAYLOR-NOEL SPEAKS OF AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE
Eyes wide open, I remember staring straight up
at a ceiling that was not familiar to me. As I lay there painfully still,
a simple glance left and right reaffirmed my suspicions that I was in a
hospital bed. Still unaware of the gravity of my prognosis, my
consciousness knew that things were never going to be the same…
That was my reality almost six years ago.
After an unexpected and rare fall from the high bar, I… A Canadian
National Gymnast, was instantly paralyzed from the neck down.
Full story on
MAY 31 - TOWNSEND QUALIFIES TO YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
has qualified to this summer's Youth
Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China. Open to junior gymnasts born in 1999,
this is the second time these summer Youth Olympic Games have been held.
The inaugural games were held in Singapore.
In October, Nanning, China (not to be confused with Nanjing, China!)
plays host to the World Championships.