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Canadian women’s artistic team captures team silver at 2019 Pan Am Games

Team Canada, composed of Ellie Black of Halifax, NS, Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, ON, Shallon Olsen of Coquitlam, BC, Isabela Onyshko of Vancouver, BC, and Victoria Woo of Brossard, QC, competed in the first subdivision of the day, and despite a shaky start on beam, laid down a total score of 160.600 to lead the competition straight through until the final subdivision, when the American team took the lead with a score of 171.000. Brazil had a total score of 158.550.

“We had some little mistakes here and there today, but especially after beam where we didn’t have the best beam rotation, and we had some mistakes, we were able to pick it up and have some great performances and just keep that momentum building, and finish on bars with four hit routines,” said Black who has also qualified for the all-around final, and all of the apparatus finals.

“Overall I’m very proud of our team today. I think this was a really great chance to get back out there on the international stage once before World Championships, and for the team to learn to have confidence in themselves and to learn from our mistakes and to just get stronger and better.”

Canada has qualified two athletes for every final at the competition, except for beam where Black was the lone athlete to make the top-8. Woo will join Black in the all-around final, while Moors will join her in the floor and bars finals. Olsen, the reigning World silver medallist on vault, will compete on that apparatus with Black.

It’s the men’s team to take to the floor tomorrow where they’ll be competing in the first subdivision of two starting at 5:30pm ET. The medals will be handed out following the second subdivision which begins at 9:30pm ET.

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