Canada joined the United States and Great Britain on the podium with a total score of 160.563 during Tuesday’s women’s team finals. 2022 marks the 6th consecutive year the US Team has claimed the world title with a total score of 166.564.
Team Canada included veteran Ellie Black (Halifax Alta, NS), as well as four gymnasts who have made their first appearance at the World Championships: Laurie Denommée (Wimgym, QC), Denelle Pedrick (Halifax Alta, NS), Emma Spence (Burlington Gymnastics Club, ON), and Sydney Turner (TAG Sports Centre, BC). Shallon Olsen (Flicka Gymnastics, BC) was also slotted to join the team in Liverpool, but after the sudden death of her mother, Olsen withdrew from the competition.
“I am speechless and blown away. Beyond proud of this team and what we have accomplished,” shared Black following the competition on Instagram. “This is for our whole Team Canada back home. Thank you to everyone for the love and support.”
After qualifications, Team Canada was in the eighth and final qualifying position for the team finals. As the team headed into their final rotation, Canada sat in fourth place, but Ellie Black (Halifax Alta, NS) was up on the Balance Beam. After a confident and crisp routine, Black secured Team Canada’s bronze medal as they outscored Japan in the final rotation.
The competition continues through Sunday, November 6 with the All-Around and Apparatus Finals. Team captain Ellie Black (Halifax Alta, NS) will compete in the All-Around Final on Thursday, as well as the Apparatus Finals for Vault on Saturday and the Balance Beam on Sunday.
To watch the finals, check out CBC Sports: https://www.cbc.ca/player/sports/gymnastics
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