Saturday, December 31, 2011

London Calling!!

Congratulations to Peng Peng Lee and Mikaela Gerber for being selected to Team Canada for next months test event!!  Canada will be looking to finish in the top 4 and qualify a full team for the 2012 Olympics.  Also making the team are Kristina Vaculik, Brittany Rogers, Thalia Chiarelli, Maddie Gardiner and Victoria Moors.  This is a very strong team and some are predicting a first place finish for Canada!!  Go Canada!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lee and Gerber attend selection camp in Gatineau!

Peng Peng Lee, Mikaela Gerber and Sue Manjak are currently in Gatineau, Quebec for a Team Canada Selection Camp for the London Test Event.   It is 5 days long and gymnasts will be showing full routines daily with an expectation of "hitting" and being consistent.  It is very intense I am told. The goal of the camp is to select the right team to travel to London next month to compete in the test event where the ultimate goal is to qualify a full team to Olympics. Team selection will be announced on the 30th. The team and coaches will then fly directly into London on January 1st.  They will train in Essex for 5 days before heading to London for the test event!!

The gymnastics test event will take place from the 10th-18th January 2012 and is the second and final chance for gymnasts across all three disciplines (Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic) to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. A number of gymnasts have already qualified at the discipline-specific world championships.

The event will take place in the North Greenwich Arena. Originally built for the Millennium celebrations, North Greenwich Arena, also known as The O2, has been transformed into a world renowned entertainment destination with a 20,000 seater multi-use arena, 11 screen cinema, bars, restaurants and more.
Peng and Mikaela had a good training day yesterday, so we will keep our fingers crossed for more safe and successful days!!!

Will post more info as it becomes available!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I found the finale from Mexico!!!!

Kathryn Doran earns spot on Team Ontario

Kathryn National Novice 3rd All Around!!

As a new National Novice competing at the recent Burlington Qualifier, Kathryn Doran placed 3rd all around to earn a spot on Team Ontario for the National Stream Cup. Kathryn topped the field on uneven bars and place second on floor!  The National Stream Cup is a new meet to be held at Futures Gymnastics January 27th - 29th with teams from all across Canada coming together to represent their province.  Congrats Kat!

Mariana Junior 2nd All Around!!
Also competing at the Burlington meet in the Junior category, Mariana Colussi Palaez got her season off to a flying start.  With a rock solid 1st place performance on beam Mariana helped herself to the silver medal in the all around competition.  Congrats Mariana!

Peng Peng Lee 2nd All Around at first Mexican Open

I love this picture of Peng Peng Lee and US Gymnast Daniel Leyva
Peng Peng Lee and Mikaela Gerber travelled with coach Sue Manjak this past weekend to Acapulco Mexico for the first ever Mexican Open.  From what I hear it was a fantastic experience for all involved.  They have promised me some photos!!!

Peng Peng finished 2nd all around after hitting 4 for 4.  A great confidence boost going into the London Test Event training camp in a few weeks.  Mikaela finished 7th all around.

An interesting twist at this meet was the pairs competition.  One WAG athlete and one MAG athlete were paired together.  The pair with the highest combined score wins.  Peng Peng Lee partnered with US Gymnast Daniel Leyva for a total combined score of 144.850!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Peng Peng, Mikaela and Sue are off again!!

I don't know too much about this meet other than it is in sunny Acapulco, Mexico!!  If you read spanish you will find more info on the Official Website (link below).  I also think it may be streamed on this website as well.

This is a chance for Peng and Mikaela to get one more meet under their belts before heading to the National Camp where the selection for the Test Event in January will be made.  A pretty impressive list of participants as well!! 

Official Website

Schedule: 9-10 December in Acapulco, Mexico


Ksenia Afanaseva (RUS)
Emily Little (AUS)
Catalina Escobar (COL)
Tan Sixin (CHN)
Mai Yamagishi (JPN)
Yessenia Estrada (MEX)
Alexa Moreno (MEX)
Mikaela Dawn Gerber (CAN)
Christine Lee (CAN)

Friday, December 2, 2011

First Provincial Qualifier

Some great results for our girls at their first provincial qualifier!  5 Gold, 5 Silver and 12 Bronze!!!!  Keep up the good work ladies!!!!

Kelly, Sue and Lornes "Little Girls"

Alexa's Girls
Alexa's Girls