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Gymnastics Canada Announces 2017-2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team Members

“We have some aspiring talented newcomers that we are proud to have join the established gymnasts on our national team,” said Teresa Orr, national team director for rhythmic gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada. “It’s very exciting to have our top athletes heading to compete and represent Canada in some of the most prestigious competitions around the world this season.”

Gymnastics Canada’s Senior Group members were previously selected and are currently practising for two World Challenge Cups in preparation for the World Championships. “The team is feeling positive and are excited with the progress they have made to date,” said Orr. “This year they qualified for a final at two World Cups and will continue to upgrade content and improve their performance consistency.”

Highlights on the competition calendar for rhythmic gymnastics this year include the Summer Universiade in Taipei, TWN this August, the Pan American Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida in October, and the World Championships in Pesaro, ITA in early September. Team announcements for these events will be made by the end of June 2017.


Senior Individual:

  • Carmen Whelan, Aurora, ON – Silhouettes of York
  • Katherine Uchida, Toronto, ON – Jusco RG
  • Athena Tsaltas, Georgina, ON – Salut RG
  • Alexandra Chtrevenskii, Montreal, QC – Questo
  • Vivienne Lee Motkine, Toronto, ON – Trillium Rhythmic
  • Natali Nikolova, Montreal, QC – Rythmik Quebec
  • Emma Lozhkin, Toronto, ON – Salut RG
  • Kaedyn Lashley, Winnipeg, MB – HPTC International
  • Diana Noskova, Toronto, ON – Jusco RG
  • Cindy Huh, Vancouver, BC – Aura RG

Junior Individual:

  • Michel Vivier, Vaughn, ON – Viva RGC
  • Natalie Garcia, Mississauga, ON – Mississauga Newnorth
  • Sophie Crane, North York, ON – Jusco RG
  • Gabriela Georgieva, Vancouver, BC – Aura RG
  • Jaedyn Andreotti, Vernon, BC – Okanagan RG
  • Polly Krivchun, North Vancouver, BC – Planet RG
  • Elizabeth Savchenko, Montreal, QC – Questo RG
  • Izabella Helbin, Aurora, ON – Silhouettes of York
  • Haley Miller, Ottawa, ON – Kanata RSG
  • Suzanna Shahbazian, Montreal, QC – Questo RG

Senior Group:

  • Elizabet Belittchenko, Toronto, ON
  • Renna Cukier, Waterloo, ON
  • Cleo Page, Ottawa, ON
  • Vanessa Panov, Toronto, ON
  • Anastasia Shanko, Thornhill, ON
  • Alexandra Udachina, Toronto, ON


First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics.


For more information, contact:

Julie Forget
Director, Communications and Marketing
Gymnastics Canada 
Office: 613.748.5637 x 233
Cell: 819.210.2064

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