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Morgan Aims To 'Bring Home Some Hardware' at Pan Am Games
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On the eve of the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canadian gymnast Scott Morgan told IG he is hopeful for at least a team medal as the men's competition begins Saturday.

On the eve of the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canadian gymnast Scott Morgan told IG he is hopeful for at least a team medal as the men's competition begins Saturday.

"With next year's Olympics in South America, the competition at these Games has increased dramatically," Morgan said. "After podium training, we feel like a team medal is possible, even after some last-minute injuries and team changes. What color, we're not sure, but it's going to be close."

Morgan did not attend Friday's opening ceremony since the men's competition begins Saturday, but he said he and his teammates are ready to challenge the U.S. and other teams for a top-three finish.

"Although the U.S. team had a tough podium training, it looks like they were using all their opportunities to get familiar with the equipment and podium," Morgan said. "With their international and NCAA experience, it will be an exciting and tough comp for sure. I think we're all eager to see how everyone places. Podium training went really well for us and our team is feeling ready."

Morgan said he is eager to better his results from the 2011 Games in Guadalajara, where he placed fourth on floor exercise and fifth on vault.

"It's certainly exciting to compete at my second Pan Am Games, on home soil and with more international experience," he said. "The goal at this Games would be to qualify for finals on floor, vault and rings, with the hopes of bringing home some hardware."

Morgan is already excited by the pre-competition atmosphere at the Games.

"It's been great so far," he told IG. "Canada is whipping out all the stops."

International Gymnast magazine's recent coverage of Canadian gymnasts includes:

"Aiming to Top the Charts" - Maegan Chant interview (October 2013)
"Canadian Promise" - Ellie Black chat and Robert Watson profile (July/August 2014)
"Canadian Diversity" - Ellie Black profile (July/August 2013)
"Black to Business" - Ellie Black interview (November 2012)
"Candid Canadians" - Madeline Gardiner and Jackson Payne interviews (September 2011)
Chat with Christine Peng-Peng Lee (April 2015)
Christine Peng-Peng Lee interview (April 2011)
Gael Mackie profile (July/August 2011)
"Sudden Impact" - Victoria Moors interview (January/February 2013)
"Making Tracks" - Scott Morgan profile (December 2013)
Isabela Onyshko profile (July/August 2014)
Megan Roberts profile (April 2015)
"Confident Canadian" - Brittany Rogers interview (May 2012)
"Canadian Diversity" - Hugh Smith profile (July/August 2013)
"Catching up with... Lori Strong Ballard" (June 2012)
Aleeza Yu two-page photo spread (May 2014)

To order back issues, or subscribe to the print and/or digital edition of International Gymnast magazine, click here.

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