Barring some misfortunes or accidents, Ellie Black, Ana Padurariu and Shallon Olsen will take the lead as the heads of the Canadian rhythmic gymnastics team at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Other places are still to be taken, and there will be fierce competition among a few aspiring people. The battle started with the international gymnasts and continued until Sunday at the Claude Robillard Stadium.
“We have never had such an excellent position to win Olympic medals in team and individual competitions. Now we are contenders on the podium.
In recent years, we have more than one athlete participating in the finals of the World Championships. The Canadian team has never had such a deep depth. “
Indeed, Ellie Black of Nova Scotia set a precedent by winning the silver medal at the 2017 Montreal World Championships. In the second year, Antares Ana Padurariu won the silver medal at Doha Worlds, and Shallon Olsen of British Columbia won second in the vault. name. For her part, the Brooklyn Moorland in Ontario has reached the finals in the last three World Championships.
Moore is very qualified to complete the quartet representing Canada in the Tokyo team competition. The country’s gymnasts can win two more seats in the World Cup Tour and the Pan American Championships in the coming weeks. The positions of reserve personnel will also be threatened, which makes things very interesting.
Indeed, this is Quebec’s Zoe Allaire Burgui, Laurie De Noume, Sophie Malloys, Audrey Rousseau, Rose Waugh and Victoria Wu, Manitoba An eight-man battle between Isabella Onishko and Emma Spence of Ontario. They are all in action at the International Gymnasium this weekend, except for Allaire-Bourgie, who is recovering from a knee injury.
Kikuchi said: “They can all believe in their own opportunities.” Especially if we manage to find other places. In the next three months, those who will perform better will be helped. “
The Canadian Championships to be held in Gatineau in May will determine who will participate in the competition.