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Gymnastics Canada proud to announce the team travelling to Sofia, Bulgaria for the 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

Canada will have three senior individual gymnasts and one senior group competing in the 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The competition will be hosted at the Armeec Arena from September 14 to 18, 2022. To watch the 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, tune into CBC Sports on Saturday, September 17 at 4:00 PM EST.

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

Tatiana Cocsanova (Questo RG, QC)
Carmel Kallemaa (Glimmer Athletics, ON)
Suzanna Shahbazian (Questo RG, QC)

Pari Goyal (Olympia RG, BC)
Emily Hranovich (Jusco RG, ON)
Anna Kalashnikava (Kalev Estienne, ON)
Stephania Medtbayeva (Kalev, Estienne, ON)
Julia Oprea (Adagio Rhythmic Academy, BC)
Veronika Trublina (Jusco RG, ON)

RGI Coaches – Natalia Popova & Janika Moelder
RGG Coach – Savina Gancheva
Head of Delegation – Teresa Orr
RGI Judge – Daniela Arendasova
RGG Judge – Polina Tzankova
IST – Cristina Piticco & Onika Green

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

  • RGI Qualifications and Final (Hoop & Ball) – Wednesday, September 14
  • RGI Qualifications and Final (Clubs & Ribbon) – Thursday, September 15
  • RGG All-Around Competition – Friday, September 16
  • RGI All-Around Final – Saturday, September 17

Leading up to the World Championships, the senior individual gymnasts captured the gold medal during the team final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as well as capturing four medals during the apparatus finals, one for each apparatus. At the 2022 PanAm Championships, Carmel Kallemaa and Suzanna Shahbazian captured a combined four medal finishes, including Kallemaa finishing third All-Around.

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
Gymnastics Canada

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