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!!