Anjelika Reznik says that representing Canada means “being the best in what you do.” She helped make Canadian Olympic history at London 2012 where she was a member of the first Canadian rhythmic gymnastics group to ever qualify for the Olympic Games. The group went on to finish 11th in the all-around. Two years earlier she and her twin sister Victoria had been members of the Canadian group that won bronze at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. In between she made her Pan American Games debut at Guadalajara 2011, helping Canada to three medals, including silver in the all-around. The group’s 21st place finish at the 2014 World Championships ensured that they would compete at the 2015 World Championships which is the first qualification event for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Family: Andrey and Yana Reznik… Twin sister Victoria is also on the Pan Am Games team… Younger brothers Albert and Arthur… Lived in Kazakhstan for two years before moving to Israel; lived there eight years before moving to Canada… Getting into the Sport: Introduced to rhythmic gymnastics at age 10… Her mother had been on the Kazakh national team in rhythmic gymnastics and her grandparents did artistic gymnastics… Outside Interests: Enjoys meditation, spiritual development, dancing… Has completed two years of political science studies at Ryerson University… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: You are the creator of your own reality… Nicknames: Jeeka, Jelly… Doesn’t believe in luck; it’s hard work that determines your outcome… Tries to meditate before competing to put her in the right state of mind… Collects stickers, pins and sea shells…
Notable International Results
FIG World Championships: 2014 – 21st (all-around), 21st (5 clubs), 23rd (3 balls + 2 ribbons); 2011 – 17th (all-around)
Pan American Games: 2011 – SILVER (all-around), SILVER (3 ribbons + 2 hoops), BRONZE (5 balls)
Pan American Championships: 2014 – 5th (all-around), SILVER (3 balls + 2 ribbons), BRONZE (5 clubs)
Youth Olympic Games: 2010 – BRONZE (all-around)