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Marois captures double bronze at gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Portugal

Marois had qualified in second for both the beam, and vault finals, but fell to third in the finals. She also finished eighth in the uneven bars final. Paula Mejias or Puerto Rico took gold on vault, while Tijiana Tkalcec of Croatia took the silver. On beam, Ana Filipa Martins of Portugal thrilled the Portuguese crowd to win gold, while Ana Derek of Croatia captured silver.

“It felt great to be back on the world stage after such a long time not competing,” said Marois who finished sixth on vault at her first World Challenge Cup in Germany last year. “Being able to represent Canada is always an honour and a great feeling and it’s something I really missed doing. Here in Portugal I was just looking forward to being back on the competition floor and competing again. I was focusing on doing my routines like I do them in training and representing Canada the best that I can. My goal was to make some finals and hopefully be on the podium so I think I can say that I accomplished what I wanted by making three finals and placing third on vault and beam which I’m really happy about.” 

This competition marked Paterson’s World Challenge Cup debut, and she didn’t disappoint, with her three finals and two fourth-place finishes. 

Next up for Marois will be the Élite Gym Massilia competition in Marseille, FRA this November.

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