This weekend sees the return of 2012 Olympian, Ms.Victoria Moors to competition!
Taking place in Trois-Rivieres, Canada from Friday the 30th January to Sunday 1st February, Elite Canada will serve as the warm up for the Elite season in Canada and will serve as an indicator as to who we should be watching for the upcoming 2015 season and the all important 2016 Olympics!
WHO TO WATCH!
Rose Kayen-Woo, January 12th, 2000, Gym Richelieu, Quebec, 1st AA Canadian Championships (Jnr Div.)
This little spitfire scored a massive 15.950 on beam to clinch the Junior National All-Around title in 2014 and went on to win both Floor and Uneven Bars titles. Showing an impressive set of highly difficult skills on every event, Rose will have no trouble moving into the Senior ranks in 2016, just in time for Rio. Meanwhile, Rose will have a great opportunity to show the world what she’s made of this weekend at Elite Canada, as, along with other top Canadian Juniors, Rose will be competing alongside the Seniors and of course, alongside her sister, Victoria. Allez Rose!!
Shallon Olsen, July 10, 2000, Omega Gymnastics Academy, British Columbia, 2nd AA Canadian Championships (Jnr Div.)
This deceptively powerful Gymnast combines artistry with power, making her the perfect All-Around Gymnast. This combination of artistry and power won Shallon a medal on every event at the 2014 Canadian Championships, including a gold medal on Vault and, of course a silver in the All-Around. This 2nd place finish in the All-Around was clenched with a massive 16.150 on Vault! Shallon’s successes in 2014 did not end there. At the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships, held in her homeplace of British Columbia, Canada, Olsen took home a silver medal with the team, silver on Floor Exercise and bronze on Vault! Clearly this impressive youngster is one to watch for and with scores on Vault that rival McKayla Maroney’s, we can expect great things from her this weekend at Elite Canada as she Vaults her way to success in the Senior session of Elite Canada, alongside her fellow junior, Rose Kaying-Woo.
Other top Gymnasts to watch for are of course, Victoria Moors, who will return to competition, not having competed since the 2014 Canadian Championships, where she won the bronze medal All-Around. 2014 World Team member and sister of Rose, Victoria Kayen-Woo will also compete alongside her fellow World Team members, Ellie Black, and Maegan Chant. Sadly, Aleeza Yu, another top Gymnast to watch for and one of my personal favourites, although scheduled to compete will not compete following a knee injury, sustained during qualifications at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China.
Competition will be fierce and the schedule is as follows:
Friday, 30th January
9:30-Noon | Novice Women (Flight 1) All Around (Day 1)
12:30-15:00 | Novice Women (Flight 2) All Around (Day 1)
15:00-17:30 | Novice (Optional) & Junior Men All Around
18:00-21:30 | Senior Women All Around
19:00-21:30 | Senior Men All Around
Saturday, 31 January
Noon-14:30 | Novice (Compulsory) Men
12:30-14:30 | Junior Women All Around
16:00-20:00 | Novice Women All Around (Day 2)
17:30-20:00 | Junior & Senior Men Event Finals
Sunday, 1 February
11:00-13:30 | Junior & Senior Women Event Final