Gymnastics nominees casting off for London
The 15 gymnasts nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team include, for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Nathan Gafuik ( Calgary, AB); for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Kristina Vaculik (Whitby, ON), Victoria Moors (Cambridge, ON), Brittany Rogers, (Coquitlam, BC), Dominique Pegg, (Sarnia, ON); and Ellie Black (Halifax); for Rhythmic Gymnastics : Katrina Cameron, Rosie Cossar, Alexandra Landry, Anastasiya Muntyanu, Anjelika Reznik; and Kelsey Titmarsh, all from Toronto; and for Trampoline Gymnastics: Karen Cockburn, Rosie MacLennan, and Jason Burnett, all of whom also hail from Toronto.
“Today, the dreams of a lifetime are brought one step closer to reality for these outstanding young gymnasts,” said Jean Paul Caron, President of Gymnastics Canada. “It’s very rewarding to be nominating them to the Canadian Olympic Team. We’re very proud of what they’ve achieved to date and know that their continued excellence will serve as an inspiration to others pursing their Olympic dreams.”
“The eyes of the world will be on London this summer and our Canadian athletes will shine in the spotlight,” said Marcel Aubut, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee. “My congratulations to our excellent new nominees who, as part of the Canadian Olympic Team, will help us toward our ambitious goal of Top 12 in 2012.”