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Canadian rhythmic gymnasts clear first hurdle on road to 2016 Olympics

September 27 IZMIR, Turkey -- Canada’s rhythmic gymnastics team in the group event cleared its first hurdle on the road to the 2016 Olympics on Saturday by placing among the top 24 entries in the all around competition at the world championships. Led by 2012 Olympic veterans Katrina Cameron of Mississauga, Ont., and Anjelika Reznick of Vaughan Ont., the Canadian squad placed 21st in a field of... more

Training camp in Beijing, China

Alberta athletes travel to China for the 2014 Artistic World Championships in Nanning, China

We are excited to announced that Alberta MAG athletes, Jackson Payne and Coach Liang Cheng (Capital City Gym Club); Kevin Lytwyn and Coach Jason Woodnick (U of C) and National Team Coach Tony Smith along with the rest of Team Canada arrived in Beijing, China on Sept. 25. The 2.5-week trip starts with trainings in various facilities in China and will conclude with athletes participating in the 4... more

Bezzoubenko closing in on all around final at rhythmic gymnastics world championships

September 23 Bezzoubenko closing in on all around final at rhythmic gymnastics world championships IZMIR, Turkey -- Canadian champion Patricia Bezzoubenko of Thornhill, Ont., is within striking distance of qualifying for the all around final at the rhythmic gymnastics world championships. Bezzoubenko, who just missed reaching the final at her first world championships a year ago, is ranked 19t... more

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) announces new site for LIVE scoring

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION To the attention of: The FIG Authorities; The affiliated / associated Federations; The Continental Unions.   Dear All, With the upcoming World Championships in Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics and the expected significant increase in traffic on the FIG website that will feature live scoring for these events, the URL has been changed. Instead... more

Alberta T & T Athletes attending British National Championships

As part of the selection for the National Tumbling and DMT team to compete at this years World Championships in Florida in November, Arden Oh (CGC), Colton Kent (CGC), Erin Templeton (CGC), Pam Kriangkum (Phoenix Gym) & Ryan Sheehan (Phoenix Gym) are in England to attend a training camp and to compete at the 2014 British National Championships at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Sept... more

MacLennan and Sendel win synchro gold at trampoline World Cup in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus -- In a rare miss, Rosie MacLennan didn’t win a medal in the women’s individual final at a World Cup trampoline meet on Saturday, but the reigning world and Olympic champion bounced back to claim gold in the synchro event with partner Samantha Sendel.MacLennan, who topped the field in the prelims by a wide margin, faltered in the final and wound up sixth as Charlotte Drury became... more

MacLennan leads Canadian team at trampoline World Cup in Belarus

MINSK, Belarus -- MINSK, Belarus -- Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan was in top form at a World Cup trampoline meet on Friday, qualifying first in both the women’s individual event and in the synchro competition with partner Samantha Sendel.MacLennan topped a field of 44 competitors in the qualification round with a score of 102.255, miles ahead of runnerup Tatsiana Piatrenia of Belarus wi... more

ANNOUNCEMENT - Peter Nicol Named President/CEO of Gymnastics Canada

ANNOUNCEMENT - Peter Nicol Named President/CEO of Gymnastics Canada

Ottawa, September 10, 2014 – Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique (GCG) is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Nicol has been selected by the GCG Board of Directors as the new President/CEO of GCG.Mr. Nicol has extensive experience in sport leadership and administration at the National and International Level. First joining Gymnastics Canada as the Chief Operating Officer in April 2013, he has been in... more

Keegan and Kyle Soehn compet in Minsk, Belarus this weekend at the 2014 Belarus World Cup for Trampoline

Good Luck to Keegan Soehn and Kyle Soehn who will be competing in Minsk, Belarus this weekend at the 2014 Belarus World Cup for Trampoline. Training is Wednesday, September 10 & Thursday September 11 and competition begins on Friday September 12 with Finals on Saturday September 13.For information (schedule, start order, results etc) click here http://www.bga.by/rus/rg_belswissbank_world_cu... more

Karen Cockburn qualifies for final at trampoline World Cup in Portugal

September 5LOULE, Portugal -- Competing at her first World Cup meet in over two years, Toronto’s Karen Cockburn qualified for the women’s final in Loule, Portugal on Friday with a seventh place in the prelims.Cockburn, on the comeback trail after taking two years off following the 2012 Olympics, scored 98.190 points for her compulsory and optional routines.Li Dan and Zhong Xingping of China fin... more

2014 World Championships team members named

Congratulations to Alberta MAG athletes Kevin Lytwyn (U of C, Calgary) and Jackson Payne (Capital City Gymnastics, Edmonton) who were selected to represent Team Canada  that is going to attend the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China from October3 to 13, 2014. AGF would like to wish them best of luck!For a complete list of the selected gymnasts, their coaches and clubs, please see be... more

Jackson Payne fourth in men’s high bar at Senior Pan American Gymnastics Championships

September 1MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Edmonton’s Jackson Payne fell just short of the podium on the final day of the Senior Pan American Championships on Monday but he stood tall in the eyes of his longtime coach, Liang Cheng.Payne, who returned to the Canadian team in June after a two-year absence while doing missionary work with the Mormon Church in South Korea, placed fourth in the men’s high bar... more

Maegan Chant fourth in vault final at Pan Am Senior Gymnastics Championships

August 31MISSISSAUGA, Ont -- Maegan Chant of Waterdown, Ont., just missed winning a bronze medal in the women’s vault at the Senior Pan American Gymnastics Championships on Sunday and had to settle for fourth place in the eight-woman final.Mykayla Skinner of the U.S won gold with 15.037 pints for her two vaults. Cubans Yesenia Nunez Ferrera and Elena Herrero Torres took the silver and bronze wi... more