The past few weeks have been quite remarkable for female gymnasts… and I’m including artistic, trampoline and rhythmic in that group! The women on Canada’s artistic team not only qualified a full team to these Games, but then made team finals. AND, if that wasn’t enough they improved on their result through their consistency and strength and finished in 5th position!! Bluewater Gymnastics Club’s (where I’ve choreographed quite frequently) Dominique Pegg qualified to the AA final, and finished in 17th place. AND, Ellie Black and Brittany Rogers made Vault finals.
And then there was Trampoline. Four time Olympian Karen Cockburn showed her true class, and (in my opinion) should have won bronze (and instead came 4th). But the moment we had all been waiting for was Canada’s Gold Medal winning routine courtesy of Rosie MacLennan. I was speaking with her coach Dave last night at Canada House… and it was my impression her win was not a surprise to him. She had definitely been gaining momentum, and was able to put it all together when it counted! (and isn’t that really what the Olympics are about – it all coming together in this one moment in time…)
Speaking of that word: MOMENTUM. I’m really hoping that our Canadian Rhythmic Team can keep this good swing going! The girls have it, or so it seems. Just arriving from their European training base in Marbella, the Rhythmic team has settled into the village and begin their training today. I am excited to go & watch them tomorrow and Wednesday before their competition begins on August 9th.
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Ps. When I was at Canada Olympic House guess who I found?! Pretty awesome… I think later on I also saw Rose Cossar but sadly I don’t have a pic – sorry Rosie!!!
Bed time. Early rise for practice tomorrow – can’t wait to see the girls in action!