Sam Zakutney’s journey to the Olympic Games has not been simple, and, it will still be almost another year before he finds out if he’ll reach his ultimate goal.
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Corona Competitive clubmates Triton Huff-Boyle, Liam McLean and Yasir El Sakka earned 3 of the 4 local division championship titles from the Mar. 6-8 Ontario Cup men’s artistic gymnastics competition in Ottawa.
Freya Cope earned a groundbreaking 10th-place finish in her debut national high-performance competition at the Feb. 5-9 Elite Canada women’s artistic gymnastics competition in Calgary.
Selena Pang and Cynthia Zhang earned the right to compete at May’s Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Gatineau and their Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club sent its biggest contingent yet to Elite Canada, a national competition held Feb. 12-16 in Burnaby, B.C.
The 2020 Tumblers Classic once again produced a pile of precious memories for the gymnasts who took part in the provincial championships qualifier on Feb. 7-8 in Orleans, like so many other young athletes have accrued in the 20+-year history of the event.
Dinosaurs, astronauts, scuba divers, lions and monkeys and butterflies, oh my! If you thought gymnastics camp was only about practicing somersaults and walking on the balance beam, then you sure haven’t seen Tumblers Gymnastics Centre summer camps.
There is a once-in-a-lifetime experience brewing for the young gymnasts at Tumblers Gymnastics Centre.
They sported sparkling gold sequin tops, ruby red jackets and cardinal capes, they handled rainbow ribbons, bright-coloured umbrellas and shimmering sheets and scarfs, and they dazzled with their dance, jumps, tricks, flips and lifts.
Sam Zakutney is having a successful run this gymnastics season, most recently winning the top prize during the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships.
Emma Yau concluded a standout competitive rhythmic gymnastics season with a silver medal at the June 7-9 Ontario Championships at the Markham Pan Am Centre.
Kanata GymnoSphere’s Samantha Stafford capped off her impressive gymnastics season with a top 10 finish amongst girls her age at the regional Canadian championships for the sport.
Sam Zakutney made his way home to Ottawa to claim the top prize during the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics Canadian Championships.
A giant team of 18 women’s artistic gymnasts competed for Kanata GymnoSphere during April’s Ontario Championships. Lauren Mooney and Fiodor Martea, the leaders of Kanata’s competitive program, were pleased to see every GymnoSphere athlete from Level 6-10 qualify for the provincials.
As hundreds of gymnasts arrive in the nation’s capital for the national championships, Ottawa’s own are preparing right here at home for the opportunity of a lifetime, and one that, just a year ago, one local competitor thought he may have lost out on forever.
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.
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.
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.
A new gymnastics club is off to a strong start having already produced its first Team Ontario athletes.
By Dan Plouffe Young local gymnasts will get to see the dream live in front of them when the 2019 Canadian Artistic Gymnastics return to Carleton University next May 21-26. The inspirational force of Canada’s best will be one of the main benefits from hosting the event, say lead organizers from Tumblers and Ottawa Gymnastics…
By Brandi Awad Athletes from gymnastics clubs around the city found their rhythm at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Provincial Championships in Etobicoke early last month. Top gymnasts from across the province travelled to the Toronto suburb from June 9-11 to compete against Ontario’s best, where Ottawa-based clubs proved they were a force to be reckoned with.…
Athletes in Kanata GymnoSphere’s competitive program bravely put their best foot forward for the judges and picked up a pile of prizes this season, but come the year-end GymnoFest show on June 22, smiles and giggles ruled the day.
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Sam Zakutney wasn’t disappointed by finishing just shy of the podium at the national championships for gymnastics as it marked a successful return to form for the athlete with international aspirations.
Myra Fauchon squeaked out a narrow 1st place all-around finish at the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Ontario Championships.
–By Ottawa Sportspage, For Kanata GymnoSphere Last year was an impressive premiere for Kanata GymnoSphere, but year 2 under competitive coaches Fiodor Martea and Lauren Mooney was twice as nice. The club more than doubled its competitive program size (to roughly 75) and the number of qualifiers for the Level 6-10 Ontario Women’s Artistic Gymnastics…