Photos via 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Facebook Page
What does PVGC have to do with the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships that took place in Montreal, QC last week? Lots!
We were the first stop for the Chinese Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Team in Canada, and they spent a week with us in Tawatinaw training at our facility. We are humbled that they chose our location for their acclimatization and preparation for the World Championshops.
Xiao Ruoteng of China was crowned the All-Around Men's Champion, and teammate Lin Chaopan took the silver medal. Fan Xilin dominated the Women's uneven bars competition winning gold and competing a novel dismount never seen before in international competition that cemented her name into the International Gymnastics Federation's code of points; the new dismount she competed has been named 'the Fan' in her honour.
Canada's Elsabeth Black (Halifax, NS) became the first Canadian to win a medal in the All-Around competition and finished in the Women's All-Around competition in second place. Black's medal has been the best finish for any Canadian and we are so very proud of her! Zachary Clay of Langley, BC had a very successful finish in twenty-first place in the men's All-Around competition and was the sole men's athlete from Canada who qualified for the All-Around competition. Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, ON had a strong finish on the floor exercise in fifth place and finished fifteenth in the Women's All-Around Competition; Moors also won the Longines Artistry Award that is handed out to one male and one female athlete at World Championships, what a huge feat, go Canada go!
Overall, we are very proud of both teams and congratulate them on such a beautiful performance. We wish everyone the best in their future endeavours and competition.