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Olsen and Rogers Invited to Attend Gymnastics Selection Camp for Rio

Black and Onyshko headline Gymnastics Selection Camp for Rio

OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2016) – Gymnastics Canada is pleased to announce the athletes invited to attend the final selection camp for the women’s artistic gymnastics team that will represent Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August.

“There were a lot of excellent performances at the Canadian Championships in Edmonton, which made the job of selecting these athletes much easier for our working group,” said Dave Brubaker, national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada. “The pool of athletes to choose from for our Olympic team is deeper than it has ever been, and I’m confident that we will be sending an exceptionally strong team to Rio.”

What: Final selection camp in women’s artistic gymnastics for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Where: Gatineau Sports Centre, 850 Boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau, QC
When: June 25th to June 29th. Competition days on June 27th and June 29th.
Website: http://gymcan.org/events-results/rio-selection-camp
Social: @CDNgymnastics

THE ATHLETES

  • Isabela Onyshko, Brandon, MB – Brandon Eagles Gymnastics
  • Ellie Black, Halifax, NS – Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club
  • Shallon Olsen, Surrey, BC – Omega Sports Centre
  • Brittany Rogers, Calgary, AB – Calgary Gymnastics Centre
  • Megan Roberts, Toronto, ON – East York Gymnastics
  • Madison Copiak, Calgary, AB – Calgary Gymnastics Centre
  • Sabrina Gill, Oakville, ON – Manjak’s Gymnastics Club
  • Rose-Kaying Woo, Brossard, QC – Gym-Richelieu
  • Victoria-Kayen Woo, Brossard, QC – Gym-Richelieu
  • Maegan Chant, Waterdown, ON – World Class Gymnastics
  • Kirsten Peterman, Cambridge, ON – Revolution Gymnastics

Five athletes will be chosen to represent Canada in Rio. The announcement of these athletes, as well as the athlete from men’s artistic gymnastics, will be made on June 30th at the Gatineau Sports Centre as part of the final team announcement with the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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





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