17 November 2023
The 2023 World Championships and World Age Group Competitions are currently underway at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, UK.
With lasers, smoke, fire, and booming music, these Championships are next level! Our team is working together so well, and everyone is having a wonderful time.
The World Championships completed Sunday November 12th, and ten athletes from Alberta represented Canada:
Abby Thompson (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) – 30th Women’s Tumbling
Adam Stannard (Phoenix Gymnastics Centre) – 22nd Men’s Tumbling
Claire Jackson (Pegasus Gymnastics) – 19th Women’s Tumbling
Keegan Soehn (Thunder Country) – 28th Men’s Individual Trampoline
Kalena Soehn (Thunder Country) – 33rd Women’s Double-Mini & 5th Women’s Synchronized Trampoline with Rachel Tam (ON)
Mark Armstrong (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) – 25th Men’s Double-Mini
Mitchel Pedersen (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) – 26th Men’s Tumbling
Nolan Zurek (Phoenix Gymnastics Centre) – 8th Men’s Double-Mini
Samantha Ibach (Calgary Gymnastics Center) – 38th Women’s Tumbling
Zoe Phaneuf (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) – 8th Women’s Double-Mini
In addition, these were outstanding individual performances from other Canadian athletes:
BRONZE Women’s Double Mini Team – Ashley Anaka (SK), Hannah Metheral (SK), Kalena Soehn (AB), Zoe Phaneuf (AB)
5th Men’s Double-Mini Team – Gavin Dodd (BC), Mark Armstrong (AB), Nolan Zurek (AB)
5th Women’s Trampoline Team – Rachel Tam (ON), Sarah Millete (QC), Sophiane Méthot (QC)
BRONZE Men’s Double-mini – Gavin Dodd (BC)
5th Women’s Trampoline – Sophiane Méthot (QC)
7th Women’s Double-Mini – Hannah Matheral (SK)
Congratulations! Now the athletes can watch the rest of the events and maybe attend the famous Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market!
This weekend the attention turns to the younger athletes competing at the World Age Group Competition. Fourteen athletes representing Alberta will be in attendance. Good luck to them and the rest of Team Canada!
For a full schedules and results you can click the links below:
Worlds – https://live.gymnastics.sport/schedule.php?idevent=16244
WAGC – https://live.gymnastics.sport/live/16245/index.php