Samuel Zakutney of Canada competes in mens artistic gymnastics

Sam Zakutney


• At the 2019 Canadian Championships, won gold in all-around, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar and finished second on floor exercise
• Competed in his first FIG World Championship in 2018
• Won his first individual international medal at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey in 2018, placing second in the horizontal bar
• Competes collegiately for Penn State, where he is a three-time NCAA All-American and was the Big-Ten Conference’s Freshman of the Year for 2017


Getting into the Sport: Started in gymnastics at age 5 and began competing provincially at age 8… Outside Interests: Enjoys going on bike rides and going to the beach when not competing… Majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Penn State University… Odds and Ends: Collects competition pins and trades team gear with other competitors…

Notable International Results

FIG World Championships: 2018 – 18th (team), 125th (all around), 31st (horizontal bar), 49th (parallel bars), 110th (floor), 155th (pommel horse)

Pan American Championships: 2018 – 63rd (all around), 12th (parallel bars), 14th (pommel horse), 26th (rings), 30th (horizontal bar)

Universiade: 2017 – 8th (team), 57th (all around), 24th (horizontal bar), 43rd (parallel bars), 44th (rings), 54th (vault), 68 (pommel horse