Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oakville Golden at Event Finals!!

Savona 1st on Beam and Floor
Oakville women took 3 of 4 gold medals in Senior womens event finals on Saturday!!  Bianca Jordaan was crowned vault champion while Jessica Savona took both the Floor and Beam titles!!  Jordaan also added a bronze medal on beam!!!  Narrowly missing the podium were Sabrina Gill (4th on Floor) and Silvia Colussi Paleaz (4th on bars)!! 

In the Juniour category Jordyn Pedersen won a bronze medal on bars and Elilse Bolger finished a very respectible 5th place!  Jordyn was also 5th on beam and floor!!

It's official! Jessica Dowlling is Champ

The results are now posted and Jessica Dowling is the 2011 Canadian 16+ National Open Champion!!  She finished 3 full points ahead of the 2nd place finisher!!  It's great to see Jessica doing so well and looking like she is really enjoying competing!!!

Jessica Dowling - Is she open champ??

Here is video of Jessica on day 2 of Open championships on bars!  It was posted on Facebook indicating she was the 16+ Open champ but I have not been able to see results yet!!!

Silvia and Krishna video interviews!!

Silvia Interview

Krishna Interview

Friday, May 27, 2011

Oakville Novice Girls Rock

Novice Ontario Champs - Sydney Davison Member of Gold Medal winning team!!

Sydney (3rd place floor) and Taylor Davison (4th AA) HP Novice
WOW Taylor "I don't like to compete" Davison must be seriously rethinking this tagline after her performace today!!  Hitting 4 for 4 and finishing 4th AA in a super competitive Novice High Performance division is a HUGE accomplisment.  Sister Sydney, member of the Ontario Gold Medal winning team on Wednesday, brings home a bronze medal back for her "Shawn Johnson like" floor routine in todays day 2 competition!!  Getting a mention above the "phenom" this week was very hard but both Taylor and Sydney made the gymnastics community take notice!!  Well done girls!

In the Open 13-15 yr old category, Mariana Colussi Paleaz was not able to repeat her excellent 2nd place AA result from day 1 but she did further cement her spot in hearts of gym fans everywhere with her wonderful form and style!!

Oakville Gymnastics Club impressess again!!!

Jessica Dowling Bars Nationals 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gold, Silver and Bronze day for Oakville

WOW!!!  Great results today for the Oakville Gymnastics Club.  First of all qualifying 5 Senior and 2 Junior athletes to the all around competition is an accomplishment in itself!!!  Jessica Savona captured the silver medal in the senior all around while Jordyn Pedersen claimed Junior Bronze!! 

Elise Bolger finished an impressive 10th in the very deep junior division!! 

Sabrina Gill came back with a vengance, after a rough qualification round, and if not for a fall on beam was in with a real chance for a medal in her first year as a senior!!!  She ended up 7th but should be very proud of her much improved performance today!!  Bianca Jordaan, who missed a good part of the season due to a knee injury finished in 9th, while Krishna Yemeny was 11th and Silvia Colussi Peleaz 12th (Silvia has been peaking everyones interest with the possibilty of her competing for Spain).  All Juniors and Seniors will compete again on Saturday in event finals!!  Go Oakville!!!

Jessica Dowling and Mariana Colussi Peleaz helped Ontario to a gold medal finish in the Open team competition.  Jessica qualified first in the 16+ division (and has created quite a stir amongst gym bloggers everywhere due to her recent announcement about her intent to compete for the Dutch) and Marianna is sitting in 2nd in the 13-15 age group - super impressive since she is one of the youngest in this catergory!!   We look forward to see what they both will do in the open finals!!!

Fantastic efforts by all our girls so far!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Novice Results are up

Team Ontario win Novice Gold!!!!

Sydney Davison from Oakville was part of the winning team!!

I am a little confused about why her results are not listed with the High Performance results but ....  stay tuned!

Both Sydney and and her twin sister Taylor will compete again on Friday !!!!

Event Finals and AA qualification

Smooth Criminal!!

After day 1 Jordyn Pedersen and Elise Bolger have both qualified for the Junior All Around competition on Thursday!!  On her way to a 5th place finish Jordyn qualified for all 4 event finals!!  Elise has qualified for the uneven bars event final and is sitting in 10th spot!!   This Junior category is loaded with talented gymnasts but you can be sure both these ladies will be doing their best to move up in the rankings!!

In the Senior category Jessica Savona, Bianca Jordan, Sylvia Colussi Paleaz, Krishna Yemeny and Sabrina Gill all qualified for the All Around competition!!  Some of our Seniors may have had a few struggles on day 1 but they all get a second chance to show the judges and spectators what they're made of on Thursday!! 

Event finals are on Saturday!!  Savona will compete in the vault, beam and floor finals; Bianca beam and floor; Sylvia bars; Krishna vault and Sabrina floor.

See link above for a complete list!

Novice competition today!!!  Good luck Sydney and Taylor!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Junior and Senior qualification

Results are in for the juniors!  Still waiting for Senior results to be posted but if the commentary is anything to go by it seems Oakville faired pretty well!!!  Here is a link for all results at Nationals!

Elise beautiful on beam!!

Jordyn flying on floor!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


The girls are leaving today for PEI!  Good luck ladies!!!

There is no live streaming of this event but CBC television will be showing event finals on May 28th from 4pm to 6pm.

Rick McCharles is doing the blog for Nationals.  Here is the link

I will post updates as they become available!!