Nova Scotia Gymnasts capture 14 Medals at Elite Canada Gymnastics Competition in Halifax
February 5, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Nova Scotia gymnasts walked away with 14 medals by the time the Elite Canada Gymnastics Competition wrapped up at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax on Sunday.
The competition took place in front of near capacity crowds from February 3-5, 2017 at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax.
Alex Watters (Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club) won Gold in the Junior Men’s All Around competition on Friday and won 4 more medals in the Junior men’s apparatus finals on Saturday. Watters captured Silver on Floor, Silver on High Bar, Bronze on Vault and Bronze on Parallel Bars to walk away from the competition with 5 medals!
In the Senior men’s competition, Evan Cruz (Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club) was a double medal winner with a Gold Medal on Floor and Bronze on the Parallel bars. Jeremy Bartholomeuz (Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club) also won 2 medals with a Gold on High Bar and a Silver All Around. Shun Tomizawa (Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club) captured 2 Silver medals in the Senior men’s competition in All Around and on High Bar. Will Black (Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club) took home a Silver medal on Vault in the Men’s Senior category.
In the Novice women’s competition that wrapped up on Saturday, Camryn Pellerine (TAISO Gymnastics Training Centre) won a silver medal on Beam. Jillian Langille (TAISO Gymnastics Training Centre) added to Nova Scotia’s medal count on Sunday by winning silver on Beam as the Junior women’s competition wrapped up.
Elite Canada is one of the primary meets at which national team status is determined and brings together the top athletes from across Canada from the novice, junior, and senior categories. This competition brought 195 athletes, 105 coaches, and 40 judges to Nova Scotia. A total of 15 Nova Scotia athletes competed at the event that was successfully hosted by Gymnastics Nova Scotia, Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club, TAISO Gymnastics Training Centre, and Titans Gymnastics and Trampoline Club.
Gymnastics Canada announced the 2016 artistic gymnastics athletes and coaches of the year at the Elite Canada Gymnastics Competition on Saturday evening. Ellie Black from the Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club in Halifax, NS, and Isabela Onyshko from the Brandon Eagles Gymnastics Club in Brandon, MB, headlined Canada’s women’s artistic gymnastics team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this past summer and were named co-winners of the Female Athlete of the Year for 2016. Ellie’s coaches, David Kikuchi and Keiji Yamanaka were named Women’s Artistic Coaches of the Year for 2016.