Ontario’s national level men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts competed at the 2016 Elite Canada meet this past weekend (February 5th-7th) 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. For athletes eligible for Rio, this was there first of many evaluative competitions. Throughout the weekend there were a total of 108 medals awarded, and an Elite Canada titleholder named in each category.
Megan Roberts (East York Gymnastics) took 2nd place in the senior category behind Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, MB and beating out Olympian and hometown favourite Ellie Black. Jade Chrobok (Gemini Gymnastics) was named women’s junior champion followed by teammate Ana Padurariu (Gemini Gymnastics) in 2nd. Leah Tindale (Manjak’s Gymnastics) was named women’s novice champion.
Ontario men also reached the podium: Senior Sam Zakutney placed 1st on the parallel bars, 2nd on floor and 5th overall. Anthony Tawfik (Futures Gymnastics) was crowned men’s junior champion while Elel Baker (Mississauga) took the junior bronze. Iaonnis Chronopoulos (Futures Gymnastics) placed 2nd in the novice category.
More Ontario performances:
Meixi Semple (Gemini) – 2nd on beam, 5th in beam finals, 6th overall
Aleeza Yu (Gemini) – 2nd on floor, 3rd in beam finals, 8th in floor finals, 7th overall
Kirsten Peterman (Revolution) – 4th in floor finals, 8th overall
Jordyn Pedersen (Manjak’s) – 16th overall
Sydney Townsend (Revolution) – 3rd on vault, 4th on floor, 17th overall
Sophia Baggio (Kanata) – 4th in vault finals, 28th overall
Andriy Tryguba (TGI) – 10th overall
Sayge Urban (Dynamo) – 2nd on vault, 7th on beam, 3rd in vault finals, 5th overall
Amy Bladon (Bluewater) – 7th in vault finals, 11th overall
Megan DiPietro – 3rd in bar finals, 13th overall
Kelly Johnston (Manjak’s) – 2nd in vault finals, 15th overall
Brooklyn Moors (Dynamo) – 2nd in beam finals, 21st overall
Alexis Didomizio (Burlington) – 22nd overall
Stephanie Sim (Dynamo) – 4th in bar finals, 6th in floor finals, 23rd overall
Jonathan Scripnick (Futures) – 3rd on parallel bars, 4th in p-bar finals, 5th in high bar finals, 5th in rings finals, 7th overall
Ryan Oehrlein (Gold Medal Gym) – 1st on floor, 2nd on vault, 5th on pommel horse, 1st in floor finals, 1st in vault finals, 11th overall
Ethan Chin (Futures) – 7th on rings, 8th on pommel horse, 12th overall
Kiera Wai (East York) – 1st on beam, 6th overall
Emma Spence – 7th on bars, 8th on vault, 11th overall
Lauren Mounsey – 10th overall
Jada Niles (Futures) – 13th overall
Avery Rosales (Tumblers) – 15th overall
Jenna Sartoretto (Futures) – 17th overall
Rachael Riley (Bluewater) – 5th on bars, 8th on floor, 19th overall
Jovie Richardson (Bluewater) – 21st overall
Juliette Chapman (Tumbler’s) – 24th overall
Vanessa Bryk (Futures) – 30th overall
Dorian Doan (Futures) – 3rd on vault, 4th on parallel bars, 7th on floor, 8th on rings, 8th on high bar, 7th overall
Matthew Dac Bang (Mississauga) – 1st on high bar, 4th on floor, 8th overall
Evgeny Siminiuc (Futures) – 14th overall
For complete results CLICK HERE
Congratulations to all of our coaches, athletes and clubs!
For video of the action go to our Instagram account: @gym_ontario!