Craig Smith & Jessica LeBlanc
Birthplace: Burlington, ON
Year of Birth: 1999
Club: Milton Springers Gymnastics
Favourite Event: All Four
Sr. National Team since: 2015
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Townsend made her elite debut in 2011, winning silver on vault, and placing fourth on beam, sixth on floor, and seventh in the all-around at the Canadian Championships. In 2012, she won gold on floor exercise, bronze in the all-around and on uneven bars, and placed seventh on vault at the Elite Canada. In 2013, she competed at the Elite Canada at the beginning of the year, placing fourth on vault, sixth in the all-around and on beam, eighth on floor, and tenth on bars. In 2014, she competed at the Junior Pan American Championships in Brazil, winning team gold and placing fourth on balance beam. Townsend represented Canada at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. There, she placed seventh on vault and floor and twelfth in the all-around. Townsend’s senior debut came at the Elite Canada in 2015. She placed fourth in the all-around and seventh on bars and floor. At the City of Jesolo Trophy, she helped the Canadians to a team bronze medal and placed twenty-seventh in the all-around.
Getting into the sport: Her parents put her in gymnastics at the age of 3 because they believed it would give her a good foundation and because she was always full of energy.
Nicknames: Syd, Squid, Townie, T
Most memorable moment in gymnastics: Representing Canada at the Youth Olympic Games and at the Jr PanAm Championships.
Odds and ends: Admires her teammate Ellie Black. Is able to juggle, an would like to do the CN tower Edge Walk.
Favourite motto: Train insane or remain the same.
- International Gymnix Senior Cup (Montreal, QC)
- 3rd Team
- Elite Canada (Halifax, NS)
- 17th A-Around, 5th Floor
- Toyota International (Toyota, JPN)
- 10th Vault, 7th Beam
- World Championships (Glasgow, SCO)
- 6th Team
- Elite Canada (Trois-Rivières, QC)
- 4th A-Around, 7th U.Bars, 7th Floor
- Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, CHN)
- 12th A-Around, 7th Vault, 7th Floor