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Vaculik, Gafuik Win Canadian Titles
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Veterans Kristina Vaculik (Gemini) and Nathan Gafuik (University of Calgary) captured the senior all-around titles Thursday at the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Regina, S.K.


Nathan Gafuik (Univ. of Calgary)

Vaculik, the top qualifier from Tuesday's preliminaries, captured her third senior national title with 56.70. Victoria Moors (Dynamo) and Dominique Pegg (Bluewater) tied for the silver medal with 56.30 each.

Oakville's Jessica Savona returned from a second torn ACL to place fourth (54.80) over Dynamo's Madeline Gardiner (54.35) and 2009 world team member Brittany Rogers of Flicka (54.20). Third in qualification, newcomer Ellie Black (Halifax Alta) fell to sixth but had the top score with 15.10 on vault.

The Canadian women qualified a full team to the Olympic Games in London. Up to 12 gymnasts will be invited to a selection camp next month in Gatineau, Que., where the five-gymnast Olympic squad will be finalized.

The Canadian men qualified just one gymnast to London, and Gafuik put himself closer to claiming the sole berth after winning his second national title. Gafuik scored 85.30 to take the gold medal over Saskatchewan's own Jayd Lukenchuk of Taiso (83.85) and Robert Watson of Richmond (81.95).

Gafuik's 7.1-Difficulty set on high bar brought 15.30, an international competitive score that could contend for a spot in the Olympic final in London.

"When I saw the score there was a huge sigh of relief," said Gafuik, a 2008 Olympian. "It's tough to compete against your teammates. We're all great friends but gymnastics is an individual sport and you always have that competitive edge. Everyone wants to see the best person go and I think everyone is going to support the person that does go."

Omega upstart Shallon Olsen, 12, won the junior title with 58.70, which included bonus scoring for extra difficulty. Sisters Victoria-Kayen Woo (55.45) and Rose-Kalam Woo (55.30) of Quebec's Gym-Richelieu followed Olsen in the rankings.

Competition concludes Saturday with the junior and senior apparatus finals.

External Link: Gymnastics Canada

2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships
May 24, Regina, Saskatchewan

Senior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Kristina Vaculik Gemini 1992 5.0 14.25 6.0 14.70 5.6 13.45 5.3 14.30 56.70
2. Victoria Moors Dynamo 1996 5.8 15.00 5.3 13.35 5.8 14.20 6.1 13.75 56.30
2. Dominique Pegg Bluewater 1994 5.3 14.35 5.4 13.50 5.7 14.30 5.5 14.15 56.30
4. Jessica Savona Oakville 1994 5.3 14.20 5.4 13.35 5.2 13.20 5.5 14.05 54.80
5. Madeline Gardiner Dynamo 1995 5.0 14.00 5.4 13.70 5.8 13.15 5.2 13.50 54.35
6. Brittany Rogers Flicka 1993 5.8 14.55 6.0 13.85 5.9 12.75 5.2 13.05 54.20
7. Ellie Black Halifax Alta 1995 6.3 15.10 4.8 12.40 5.9 13.15 5.6 12.95 53.60
8. Stefanie Merkle Revolution 1996 5.0 13.95 4.9 12.55 5.4 12.85 5.5 13.80 53.15
9. Anysia Unick Calgary Gym 1994 5.0 13.70 5.8 12.60 5.5 13.35 5.2 13.20 52.85
10. Sabrina Tomassini Wimgym 1996 5.3 14.20 4.9 12.30 5.3 12.85 5.3 13.00 52.35
11. Jessica Dowling Dynamo 1994 5.0 14.05 5.7 12.55 5.2 13.60 5.2 11.85 52.05
12. Mikaela Gerber Oakville 1995 5.0 13.85 5.1 11.85 5.6 12.50 5.6 13.05 51.25
13. Briannah Tsang Flicka 1996 5.8 14.55 5.2 12.15 5.3 11.70 5.2 12.60 51.00
14. Gabriella Douglas Futures 1996 5.0 13.25 4.4 12.20 5.5 11.95 5.4 13.50 50.90
15. Sarah Flett Springers 1989 5.0 13.85 3.8 10.25 4.8 11.60 5.0 12.40 48.10
16. Hailee Westney Futures 1996 4.7 11.80 11.80

Senior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Nathan Gafuik U of Calgary 5.8 12.75 5.4 13.85 4.8 13.30 6.6 15.55 6.4 14.55 7.1 15.30 85.30
2. Jayd Lukenchuk Taiso 5.7 14.00 5.0 13.90 5.6 13.50 6.2 15.05 6.2 14.05 6.9 13.25 83.75
3. Robert Watson Richmond 5.9 14.25 4.7 13.15 5.4 12.45 5.8 14.75 5.6 13.95 5.3 13.40 81.95
4. Anderson Loran Taiso 5.7 13.75 5.5 13.20 5.2 12.85 6.2 14.90 5.5 12.00 6.8 13.85 80.55
5. Tariq Dowers Mississauga 5.2 13.65 5.2 13.70 5.4 13.20 6.2 14.55 5.0 12.90 5.0 11.75 79.75
6. Hugh Smith Halifax Alta 6.1 13.15 4.3 12.20 4.9 12.90 7.0 15.10 5.1 12.70 5.0 12.95 79.00
7. Jason Scott Richmond 5.5 13.05 4.9 12.35 5.8 12.60 6.2 14.50 5.0 11.60 5.3 13.30 77.40
8. Mathieu Csukassy IMCO 5.7 12.40 4.8 11.80 5.2 12.10 6.6 14.65 5.6 12.75 5.4 13.05 76.75
9. Kal Nemier Flicka 4.8 13.15 4.2 11.95 4.8 11.80 5.4 14.20 4.5 12.20 5.1 12.85 76.15
10. Evan Cruz Halifax Alta 4.8 13.05 5.0 12.65 3.8 11.35 5.4 14.30 4.0 11.55 3.7 11.80 74.70
11. Kevin Quon U of Calgary 5.2 11.95 3.8 11.25 5.9 12.95 5.4 13.50 4.5 12.35 4.4 12.20 74.20
12. Devy Dyson Richmond 4.6 12.10 4.3 11.80 4.9 12.35 4.6 13.60 4.4 11.80 5.0 12.00 73.65
13. Bobby Kriangkum Thailand/Cap City 5.6 12.90 4.2 10.15 5.8 11.70 6.2 14.00 4.7 11.80 5.4 12.40 72.95
14. Matthew Sergeant Loyalist 4.7 13.10 3.6 10.40 4.7 12.20 4.2 13.45 4.9 11.55 4.3 11.50 72.20
14. Simon Barbosa East York 4.6 12.50 3.2 10.25 4.1 11.70 5.4 14.35 4.3 11.20 4.2 12.20 72.20
16. Trevor Mcarthur Taiso 4.9 12.65 3.2 9.70 5.0 12.50 5.4 14.30 4.7 11.35 4.5 10.75 71.25
17. William Albert Trinidad & Tobago 5.2 11.05 4.0 9.20 4.7 12.05 5.4 13.30 4.8 7.75 5.0 10.55 63.90
18. Mattson Moore U of Calgary 5.1 12.95 5.0 12.00 5.8 13.75 5.1 12.35 4.7 11.40 62.45
19. Jackson Payne Capital City 6.3 13.65 5.6 12.95 5.3 11.75 6.8 14.15 52.50
20. Scott Morgan Flicka 6.2 14.30 6.5 13.80 6.6 15.50 43.60
21. Ken Ikeda Twisters 6.0 14.65 6.1 14.25 4.6 13.30 42.20
22. Ian Galvan U of Calgary 5.6 11.40 6.6 14.95 26.35
23. Kevin Lytwyn Oakville 5.7 12.75 12.75
24. Brandon O'Neill Ortona 6.0 12.60 12.60

Junior Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Shallon Olsen Omega 2000 6.8 16.10 6.3 13.50 6.9 14.40 6.3 14.70 58.70
2. Victoria-Kayen Woo Gym-Richelieu 1997 5.1 14.20 5.5 13.80 5.3 13.55 5.1 13.90 55.45
3. Rose-Kalam Woo Gym-Richelieu 2000 5.1 14.70 5.6 13.10 5.6 13.75 5.4 13.75 55.30
4. Aleeza Yu Gemini 1998 5.1 13.95 5.7 13.70 5.2 14.05 5.3 13.45 55.15
5. Ivy Lu Gymnix 1998 4.0 12.75 5.3 14.30 5.6 13.45 4.6 12.95 53.45
6. Maegan Chant World Class 1997 5.3 14.20 5.2 12.80 5.7 12.00 6.2 14.20 53.20
7. Jordyn Pedersen Oakville 1997 5.1 13.95 5.9 13.00 5.8 13.60 5.0 12.45 53.00
8. Heaven Latimer Brantford 1998 5.1 12.85 4.1 10.80 6.4 13.90 6.1 14.05 51.60
9. Marisa Dick Capital City 1997 5.1 13.65 4.7 11.20 5.0 13.30 5.0 12.80 50.95
10. Taylor Chan TAG 1998 5.1 13.90 4.1 10.95 4.9 11.25 6.1 13.85 49.95
11. Kirsten Peterman Dynamo 1998 5.1 13.60 4.4 12.25 5.7 10.25 5.9 13.50 49.60
12. Nicole Chow TAG 1997 5.1 14.05 3.2 10.70 5.2 12.05 4.7 12.55 49.35
13. Mariana Colussi-Pelaez Oakville 1997 5.1 13.90 4.7 11.45 5.2 12.00 5.1 11.65 49.00
14. Marie-Jeanne Fortier Viagym 1997 4.4 12.95 5.3 12.60 4.9 10.90 4.2 11.95 48.40
15. Charlie Wright Marian 1998 4.4 12.45 4.1 10.90 5.2 11.40 5.4 12.85 47.60
16. Sarah-Maude Lachance Gym-Plus 1997 4.4 12.70 3.8 10.45 5.1 12.15 4.9 12.20 47.50

Junior Men's All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Thierry PellerinGymnamic3.111.853.813.152.611.954.613.202.611.752.410.8572.75
2.Steven ChaplinTwisters3.111.652.411.302.811.504.613.953.012.102.811.7572.25
3.Alan NgExelta3.211.552.511.102.611.305.414.602.611.702.711.6571.90
3.Samuel Gaudet-PellerinUnigym3.011.253.011.952.611.604.613.352.812.052.711.7071.90
5.Keanu NunesFutures2.912.202.812.203.011.954.612.902.611.352.711.2071.80
6.Bruno WebsterOttawa2.611.602.411.602.511.754.613.702.711.702.511.4071.75
7.Conner TrepanierExelta3.111.353.112.352.611.604.013.202.811.902.711.2071.60
8.Michael SibleyFlicka2.811.302.411.702.711.304.613.902.711.652.411.3571.20
9.Gianmarco MastrantoniMississauga3.011.252.611.702.711.554.613.602.611.852.711.0070.95
10.Christian AndonoffEast York3.211.552.411.202.511.155.414.302.511.652.510.7570.60
11.Jeremy BartholomeuszTGI3.212.302.610.402.510.754.013.452.712.052.911.5070.45
12.Vincent BellemareDynamix3.011.402.511.352.411.504.012.952.711.552.711.2069.95
13.Brian LauRichmond3.412.002.710.302.911.405.414.502.910.252.811.2069.65
14.Zackari LévesqueUnigym3.411.452.611.002.511.604.612.952.811.602.511.0069.60
15.Findlay McCormickExelta3.111.902.811.802.711.804.012.102.811.702.710.1569.45
16.Tristan RandallCalgary Gym3.111.703.012.502.511.354.013.302.610.802.89.4569.10
17.Philippe AbankwahGymnika2.811.702.711.702.411.454.613.552.611.202.39.3568.95
18.Eric GauthierTumblers2.912.002.510.152.411.004.613.652.411.602.610.2068.60
19.Tyler MontgomeryTaiso3.211.852.59.452.410.854.613.603.211.552.811.0068.30
20.Sean MickelsonU of Calgary3.110.702.711.952.711.103.812.053.011.702.810.5068.00
21.Colton MacaulayHalifax Alta2.511.052.510.802.411.553.812.102.611.452.610.9067.85
22.Dylan PatsulaExelta3.010.902.310.152.311.254.012.802.510.902.711.5067.50
23.Zach LongleyHalifax Alta2.611.652.59.852.311.054.012.852.510.802.511.1567.35
24.Jacob BonnayMississauga3.112.352.38.752.411.353.812.702.611.602.49.6566.40
25.Brad EarlU of Calgary3.211.252.58.653.111.155.414.652.710.852.59.7566.30
26.Félix BuronGymnika2.711.652.510.202.411.653.812.602.59.002.411.0566.15
27.Kahlil BenjaminHalifax Alta2.511.502.511.002.310.353.812.602.711.002.38.7065.15
28.Alex MannIsland Gymnastics2.811.252.510.602.411.153.810.902.411.152.29.2064.25
29.Matthew GallantIsland Gymnastics2.89.302.511.602.411.204.011.352.510.902.69.8564.20
30.Nicholas HallgrimsonTaiso3.011.302.410.352.39.504.012.952.511.052.58.9564.10
31.Keith BoyleTaiso3.09.902.610.102.811.103.812.852.79.552.610.5564.05
32.Ben McCarthyHalifax Alta2.511.552.38.452.311.003.812.602.510.052.410.0563.70
33.Kelton WeekesUnigym3.110.602.610.202.711.203.411.652.610.552.68.9063.10
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