Carmen Whelan

Carmen Whelan

Carmen Whelan has dreamed of representing Canada since training with Olympian Alexandra Orlando who told her that she was a hard worker with lots of talent, making her realize she had the potential to be a great gymnast.

Vanessa Panov

Vanessa Panov

In 2014, Vanessa Panov helped Canada win gold at the Junior Pan American Championships and then got a taste of international multi-sport competition when she was a member of the group that finished fifth at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. For two years that latter competition had been her initial long-term goal. The experience in Nanjing inspired her to continue her athletic journey. In 2015, Panov experienced a career highlight, competing in front of a hometown crowd at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games where she won two bronze medals. Since then she has represented Canada at three FIG World Championships and helped Canada claim bronze in the 5 hoops event at the 2018 Pan American Championships.

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