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Olympic Dreams Come True for BC Athletes named to Team Canada

The Canadian Gymnastics Team bound for Rio is complete. This morning, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Gymnastics Canada announced the eight artistic and trampoline athletes who will represent Canada in what is bound to be the pinnacle of their athletic careers.

Of these 8 athletes, 3 hail from BC: Brittany Rogers of New Westminster, Scott Morgan of North Vancouver, and Shallon Olsen of Surrey. For Morgan and Olsen—who train at Flicka and Omega, respectively—Rio will be their first Olympics. Rogers is a seasoned veteran, having competed for Team Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Of this incredible accomplishment, Morgan tells Gymnastics Canada: “Canada should be very proud to have these gymnasts representing our country this summer. We all know how competitive gymnastics is at the Olympic level and the talent we are sending gives me full confidence in our ability to compete with the best. Congratulations to everyone that has been nominated to the team.”

Morgan is the only athlete selected to represent Team Canada in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. Vali Stan of Flicka Gymnastics will join Morgan in Rio as Team Canada’s Men’s Artistic Coach.

In Men’s Trampoline, Trevor Stirling of Okanagan Gymnastics was named an alternate to Jason Burnett of Ontario.

To learn more about the Canadian Gymnastics Team Nominated for Rio 2016, read the official press release from Gymnastics Canada: http://www.gymcan.org/news/details/2016-Rio-Team-Announcement_EN





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