A collection of Ottawa gymnasts will compete for Team Ontario at the Canadian and Eastern Canadian championships for gymnastics after putting in qualifying-worthy performances this season.
Samantha Stafford became a back-to-back-to-back provincial champ when she won her third consecutive all-around title at the Apr. 5-7 Ontario Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Windsor.
Suzana Diaconescu was the top local finisher in the highest category at the Mar. 1-3 Tulip Classic – a performance the Rideau Gymnastics athlete hopes will boost her towards a berth for May’s Canadian Championships at Carleton University.
By Chad Ouellette Despite spraining her right ankle during her vault routine on day two of the 2019 Elite Canada in Women’s Gymnastics competition, 12-year-old Jenna Lalonde battled through the pain and clinched a spot at the upcoming national championships. Because her final event was bars, Lalonde decided to continue with a routine that she…
Ella Martel won the floor event and placed 2nd on vault to launch Ontario to a Level 8 team title at the Jan. 10-14 California Grand Invitational in Anaheim. The Nepean-Corona gymnast earned the sunny trip thanks to her strong performance at the Ontario Tour Selection meet back in November in Mississauga.
Just because they’re given an award – or another award, in the case of many of this year’s Ottawa Sports Awards lifetime award recipients – doesn’t mean everything is all of a sudden going to be about them. A lifetime of dedication to sport instills certain selflessness, morals and principles, at least two of this year’s headlining winners agree, and it’s just that that they’ve spent so much time trying to pass along to others.
Fresh off of his first appearance at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Sam Zakutney is more confident than ever.