Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Canadian women's gymnastic team 2011 world championships

Hey how cool is this??!! Videographers were volunteers Amilia Gill, Sonya Davison and Ashley Sportun!!! I believe it is Grace Chui that did the edit!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peng Peng Lee and Mikaela Gerber named to Worlds Team

Coach Kelly Manjak has facebooked it so the official announcement cannot be too far behind!!!  Oakville has two athletes on Team Canada for this years World Championships in Japan!!!  Incredible!!!  Great news for both Peng Peng and Mikaela!!!  Congrats Girls!!!!

Photo by Grace Chiu
Jessica Savona was at the meet cheering on all the girls and taking photos which I will be posting here tomorrow evening!  Jessica has just undergone knee surgery and so sadly she will not be available for Worlds this year.  Jessica is a very determined young lady and I am certain she will be back in full training as soon as humanly possible!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

World Championship and Pan Am Games Selection Camp

Photo by Grace Chiu
10 lovely ladies graced Oakville Gymnastics with their presence the last few days!  There were ups and downs for many through two days of "competititon" but I am hopeful that each and every one of them will have at least a few positives to take away!!  They will find out shortly whether they will get the opportunity to represent Canada at World Championships in Japan or the Pan American Games in Mexico or both!!  Mikaela Gerber certainly deserves an award for consistnecy as she went 8 for 8 and the only girl to hit her routines each time out!!  BRAVO Mikeala!!!!  I am not alone in this sentiment!!  More than one observer agrees!!  Can Oakville put 2 girls on Team Canada for Worlds???   

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 1 - World and Pan Am Games trials

Day 1 is over!!  Mikaela had a great meet hitting all four of her routines!  Her smile was a mile wide as she finished 2nd all around!!  Peng, will not be thrilled with a couple falls on beam, but still managed to put up some great scores and come out on top on the night!!  This could get interesting!!!  Day 2 Saturday!!  Stay tuned!!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nikki Paterson off to Eastern Michigan University


Nikki leaves tomorrow morning for Eastern Michigan University and will represent EMU as a member of their collegiate gymanstics team.  Nikki is the longest standing member of the womens program at Oakville and everyone will miss her very much.  She has been a role model and friend to every girl here!!  Eastern Michigan is very lucky to have her!!  Good Luck Nikki!!!!           

Worlds and Pan Am Games trials!!

Peng Peng Lee and Mikaela Gerber will be amongst gymnasts from across Canada competing this week at Oakville Gymnastics Club as they look to secure a spot on Team Canada for either World Championships or the Pan American Games. There is limited viewing in the upstairs gallery on both Thursday evening and Saturday morning!!  Good luck ladies!!!!! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Silvia helps Spain to finish 1st

Silvia Colussi Paleaz finished 6th all around as Spain upset Great Britain!!  Click on the link below for more info.


Way to go Silvia!!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Silvia's off to Spain

It is just about time for Silvia Colussi Paleaz to head off to Spain!!!  Silvia has been working her socks off in the gym adding difficulty and polishing her routines!!!  Silvia will train with, and compete against, other members of the Spain National Team as she tries to earn herself a spot on Spain's World Championships team!!  Please join everyone at Oakville Gymnastics in wishing Silvia the very best of luck!!!!! 

Summer Update!!

It's been awhile since we've posted but it doesn't mean there isn't anything going on!!!  It is exciting times here at Oakville!!!

Back in early July Sabrina Gill and Bianca Jordaan travelled to Puerto Rico with Sue Manjak to represent Canada at the Puerto Rico Cup. Bianca was selected to represent Canada for her first time after strong results at Canadian Championships. Sabrina was part of the silver medal winning Junior Canadian team competition after hitting four for four. Sabrina narrowly missed out on the podium in the individual all around placing 4th. Bianca unfortuneately injured her knee and was unable to compete.

The Worlds and Pan Am games trials are coming up soon and looking for spots on Team Canada are Peng Peng Lee and Mikaela Gerber. Jessica Savona will also be hoping to secure a spot on the team but will not likely compete at trials due to an injury picked up at the Japan Cup in July. 
Jordyn Pedersen will travel to Japan in September for her first overseas international competition representing Canada as a Junior!!!

All the girls are back in the gym and training hard and learning new skills for the upcoming season!  From what I have seen so far the OGC team looks like they are going to have another fantastic year!!!