Victoria Moors is only 17 years old, but she already has her name in the Code of Points for a dismount on uneven bars (underswing salto forward with a ½ turn). She also has the potential to get a second skill named after her: a double-twisting double layout tumbling pass on floor exercise, which she may compete in Antwerp. In addition to her original skills, she is a great dancer on floor and won the 2013 American Cup bronze medal after placing fourth in 2012. And of course, she was a member of the successful Canadian Olympic team last year that placed fifth. Moors trains at Dynamo Gymnastics under coach Elvira Saadi.
Ellie Black, who trains at Halifax ALTA Gymnastics, is the reigning Canadian national all-around champion and also the winner of Elite Canada earlier this year. Like Moors, she has many high-flying skills, which may very well help her to qualify to the vault final at Worlds. She placed eighth on vault at the 2012 Olympics.
Kaitlyn Hofland emerged as an international contender last December at the Glasgow World Cup event. She placed eighth all-around and her technique on uneven bars was beautiful. She won the event at the recent Pan American Championships with a score of 14.250 and a lovely, original routine. Uneven bars are arguably one of Canada’s weaker events, so Hofland will be a valuable asset at these World Championships.
Maegan Chant is also new to the international elite scene. She placed eighth at the 2013 American Cup, where her floor passes were impressively difficult. She also performs two vaults, which could potentially qualify her to the vault final alongside Ellie Black. Chant is certainly a gymnast to watch!
Article by: Anna Rose Johnson
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