Canada wins 5 gymnastics medals at World Challenge Cup in Portugal


Canada’s senior inventive gymnast group gained 5 medals at a weekend World Challenge Cup occasion in Guimaraes, Portugal, together with one gold from pommel horse champion Thierry Pellerin of Levis, Que.

Pellerin scored 14.350 factors — nearly a full level forward of the subsequent opponents — to seal first place in the occasion. Zoltan Kallai of Hungary and Koki Maeda of Japan each scored 13.500 to win silver and bronze, respectively.

“I used to be a little bit pressured in the course of the {qualifications} and wasn’t in a position to focus solely on my routine,” mentioned Pellerin. “Throughout the finals I informed myself to loosen up and that helped me get a better execution rating on my routine.

“I actually confirmed what I will do, it should assist the judges acknowledge me and I am making a reputation for myself.”

Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, Man., and Laurie Denommee of Laval, Que., each completed the competitors with a silver and bronze medal after stable performances in the beam and ground finals.

Onyshko scored 13.100 on ground for the silver medal and 12.600 on the beam for third place. Denommee additionally scored 12.600 on beam, however had a better execution rating than Onyshko, placing her in second place.

Denommee gained bronze in the ground occasion with a rating of 13.000.

Zachary Clay of Chilliwack, B.C., completed fifth in the pommel horse remaining whereas Rene Cournoyer of Repentigny, Que., was eighth on vault and excessive bar.



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