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Ellie Black and William Émard named as members of the team travelling to Liverpool for the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Canada will have twelve gymnasts travelling to compete in the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The competition will be hosted at the M&S Bank Arena from October 26 to November 6, 2022.

To watch the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, tune into CBC Sports beginning on Tuesday, November 1 at 2:25PM EST.

The delegation for the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships consists of the following members:

Ellie Black (Halifax Alta, NS)
Laurie Denommée (Wimgym, QC)
Shallon Olsen (Flicka Gymnastics, BC)
Denelle Pedrick (Halifax Alta, NS)
Emma Spence (Burlington Gymnastics Club, ON)
Sydney Turner (TAG Sports Centre, BC)

Zachary Clay (Twisters Gymnastics Club, BC)
Felix Dolci (Laval Excellence, QC)
William Émard (Laval Excellence, QC)
Chris Kaji (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON)
Kenji Tamane (Laval Excellence, QC)
Sam Zakutney (Laval Excellence, QC)

Head of Delegation – Ian Moss
Team Coaches – Adrian Balan, Barb Fraser, Richard Ikeda, David Kikuchi, and Ed Van Hoof
Judges – Nick Bejanaru, Kader Mecellem, Andree Montreuil, and Sheri Wilson
Team Managers – Lorie Henderson and Greg Jackson
IST – Rachel Gauthier and Martha Purdy

The competition schedule for the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships is as follows:

  • Women’s Qualifications – Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30
  • Men’s Qualifications – Monday, October 31
  • Women’s Team Final – Tuesday, November 1 *
  • Men’s Team Final – Wednesday, November 2 *
  • Women’s Individual All-Around Final – Thursday, November 3 *
  • Men’s Individual All-Around Final – Friday, November 4 *
  • Women’s Vault and Uneven Bars Finals – Saturday, November 5 *
  • Men’s Floor, Pommel Horse, and Rings Finals – Saturday, November 5 *
  • Women’s Balance Beam and Floor Finals – Sunday, November 6 *
  • Men’s Vault Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar Final – Sunday, November 6 *

* Will be streamed on CBC Sports. To learn more about the broadcast schedule, click here:

Leading up to the World Championships, Denelle Pedrick, Felix Dolci, and Chris Kaji were the top competitors at the 2022 Canadian Championships in May. Felix Dolci, Chris Kaji, Emma Spence, and Laurie Denommée were among the individual medallists at the 2022 Commonwealth Games earlier this summer. Most recently, Ellie Black captured the bronze medal on the Balance Beam at the 2022 Paris World Challenge Cup. At the Szombathely World Challenge Cup, Sydney Turner captured two silver medals in Uneven Bars and Balance Beam.

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For more information, contact:
Taylor Matthews
Gymnastics Canada

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