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Michel Vivier takes home the gold in the Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Elite Canada 2022 virtual competition

As concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic persisted, rhythmic gymnasts’ and coaches from across Canada submitted videos of their routines throughout March. The event included a junior individual, senior individual, novice individual, and national level groups competitions.

All individual gymnasts competed in Competition A (four routines).  The top 15 junior and senior gymnasts qualified to compete as High Performance in Competition B (four routines).  The All-Around ranking includes the total of the eight routines.

Michel Vivier (Viva RGC, ON) captured the gold in the senior high-performance category, finishing 1st All-Around with a total score of 221.397. Meanwhile, Tatiana Cocsanova (Questo RG, QC) who recently placed 5th All Around winning two bronze medals at the Marbella Grand Prix captured silver with a total score of 216.380 and Suzanna Shahbazian (Questo RG, QC) rounded out the podium with a bronze after a total score of 215.517.

“I am happy with my performances.  My focus now is on the routine upgrades & adjustments made in preparation for the upcoming Canadian Championships,” shared Michel Vivier. “Everyone has greatness in them.  The key is to bring it out.”

The apparatus finals were awarded from Competition B – gold medallists in each final include:

  • Hoop: Suzanna Shahbazian (Questo RG, QC) with a score of 28.550
  • Ball:  Michel Vivier (Viva RGC, ON) with a score of 28.650
  • Clubs: Michel Vivier (Viva RGC, ON) with a score of 28.750
  • Ribbon: Michel Vivier (Viva RGC, ON) with a score of 27.250

Angelina Lin (Adagio, BC) finished 1st All-Around in the junior individual category at the 2022 virtual Elite Canada competition series in RG with a total score of 186.483. Silver was awarded to Veronika Drevylo (Trillium RG, ON) as she finished with a total score of 178.103, and Grace Lodoen (Silhouettes of York RGC, ON) was awarded bronze with a total score of 174.783.

Junior apparatus final gold medallists were awarded as follows: 

  • Hoop: Angelina Lin (Adagio, BC) with a score of 24.200
  • Ball: Angelina Lin (Adagio, BC) with a score of 24.250
  • Clubs: Jana Alemam (Ritmika RGC, ON) with a score of 23.950
  • Ribbon: Adel Karasik (Jusco RGC, ON) with a score of 22.300

The novice individual competition saw 20 gymnasts in their final year of Novice compete in free, hoop, ball, and clubs. Maria Passechnyy (Questo RG, QC) finished first All-Around with a score of 85.433. Eva Cao (Questo RG, QC) took 2nd place All-Around in the novice individual competition, and Cynthia Leng (Burlington Gymnastics Club, ON) finished in 3rd place All-Around.

The 2022 Elite Canada RG virtual event also included a group competition. In the senior category, Team Glimmer (Glimmer Athletic Club, ON) finished 1st All-Around. Grace RG FIG Junior Group (Grace RGC, BC) finished 1st All-Around in the junior group competition.

“The 2022 virtual Elite Canada provided the athletes the opportunity to get a feel for where they are in their preparation by performing their routine recordings on demand.  The excitement is now building with the start of in-person events, shared National Team Director, Teresa Orr. “In the next few weeks final qualifications for the Canadian Championships will be completed.  We are looking forward to getting together to celebrate the return of live competitions with great anticipation.”

Complete results for the 2022 Virtual Elite Canada competition in RG can be found here:

Next up for the domestic rhythmic gymnastics national program is Canadian Championships being held in Richmond, BC at the Richmond Oval from May 21 to 23. More information on the upcoming Rhythmic Canadian Championships can be found here:


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Taylor Matthews
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