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Gymnastics Canada 2022 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics National Team Announced

Among the series of virtual national competitions in 2021, new champions were named during the 2021 Virtual MAG Canadian Championships in November. Included in the national team is Chris Kaji, who finished 1st All-Around in the Senior 21+ category. Several individuals named to the 2022 National Team achieved exceptional results during the 2021 Virtual MAG Canadian Championships. 

The 2022 MAG National Team athletes and club affiliations are listed below.


Félix Blaquière (Centre Père Sablon, QC)

Addyson Cheladyn (Centre Père Sablon, QC)

Zachary Clay (Twisters, BC)

René Cournoyer (Gymnika, QC)

Mathieu Csukassy (Centre Père Sablon, QC)

Félix Dolci (Laval Excellence, QC)

William Émard (Laval Excellence, QC)

Chris Kaji (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON)

Charles-Étienne Légaré (Centre Père Sablon, QC)

Jayson Rampersad (Gymnastics Mississauga, ON)

Nathan Yvars (École les Dynamix, QC)

Samuel Zakutney (Laval Excellence, QC)

This year, the Junior National Team features twin brothers from the Fundy Gymnastics club in New Brunswick. This unique circumstance is an exciting time for the Talbot brothers, as well as their coach Nick Blanton.

“We are so proud of our twin brothers, Benjamin and Patrick Talbot, for their consistency and perseverance over this past year which has led them to be named to the Canadian National Team,” said Nick Blanton. “The Talbot twins have grown up together training at Fundy Gymnastics Club and are an inspiration to our small community. We are thankful to Gymnastics Canada for their efforts in supporting gymnasts across the country to continue to have opportunities during the Covid pandemic. We look forward to continued opportunities to showcase our hard work!”


Victor Canuel (École les Dynamix, QC)

Toby Cairns (Calgary Gymnastics Centre, AB)

Kai Iwaasa (Vancouver Phoenix, BC)

Mathys Jalbert (Laval Excellence, QC)

Xavier Olasz (Loyalist, ON)

Daniel Reynolds (Centre Père Sablon, QC)

Léandre Sauvé (Centre Père Sablon, QC)

Benjamin Talbot (Fundy Gymnastics, NB)

Patrick Talbot (Fundy Gymnastics, NB) 

National Team Head Coach Ed Van Hoof shared his outlook on the year ahead, “2021 has been fraught with challenges and I think that the virtual competitions have shown us the spirit and commitment that the Canadian Gymnastics community possesses. This spirit will serve us well as we prepare going forward into 2022 and the Paris Cycle. With everyone pulling together as a Team I believe Canada can make a significant impact. Olympic Team qualification is possible!”

The National Team program and Elite Pathways foster the development of the young gymnasts’ technique and routine structure to define a Canadian style and prepare these athletes for international excellence. The progressive development set out within the Elite Pathway help to properly prepare our athletes for international success in individual and team competitions.

For more information on the MAG National Teams click here:


First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada has been supporting the mastery of movement in Canada for five decades as the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. We work closely with the twelve provincial federations and 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development to coach and judge 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 experiences through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit for more information or follow us @gymcan1. From here, we soar.


For more information, contact:

Taylor Matthews

Communications, Gymnastics Canada 

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