Black, Onyshko, Rogers Named to Canadian Olympic Team
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Ellie Black, Isabela Onyshko and Brittany Rogers were named to Canada's women's Olympic team on Wednesday following this week's trials in Quebec.

Ellie Black, Isabela Onyshko and Brittany Rogers were named to Canada's women's Olympic team on Wednesday following this week's trials in Quebec.

The Olympic selection factored in the trials in Gatineau, along with scores from the Canadian championships, Elite Canada and last fall's world championships in Glasgow.

Black (Halifax ALTA) and Rogers (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) return for their second Olympic Games four years after helping Canada place a historic best fifth in London, where they both qualified to the vault final. Onyshko (Brandon Eagles), the 2016 Canadian national champion, will compete in her first Olympic Games. The two remaining members of the team will be announced Thursday.

On Monday, Black won the first day of trials in Gatineau, scoring 57.400 to top Rogers (56.467) and Megan Roberts of East York (54.717). Black had the top scores on vault (15.100/5.8) and floor exercise (14.350/5.8), while Rogers was first on uneven bars (14.800/6.3) and second on vault (15.067/5.8). Onyshko placed last in the all-around after a fluke miss on vault (scoring 0.000), but had the top score on balance beam (15.100/6.5), and was second on uneven bars (14.750/6.3) and floor exercise (14.150/5.7).

Black and Onyshko both skipped Wednesday's competition in Gatineau as they had tallied enough points to ensure selection to the Olympic Games in Rio.

"We wanted to wait until after the first day to see how that went, and then we knew that Isabela had accumulated enough points and we didn't want to risk injury with things that have been nagging," said Onyshko's coach Lorie Henderson. "Isabela has no off button, and she'll keep going until she kills herself because she just wants it that badly, so sometimes we have to pull the plug. We've never done it before, and I don't think we'll ever do it again!"

On Wednesday, Rogers improved to 57.084 to place first over Gym-Richelieu's Rose-Kaying Woo (55.934). Omega Gymnastics' Shallon Olsen placed third (55.350), scoring a meet-high 15.200 on vault.

Rogers, who won uneven bars at the NCAA Championships in April for the University of Georgia, was in tears in Gatineau after finishing on bars.

"I had so many emotions bottled up and after I finished that bars routine, it just all came out," Rogers said. "I knew as soon as I landed that bar routine that I had a really good shot at making my second Olympics and that's a dream come true. It's not very common for someone from NCAA gymnastics to five weeks later make an Olympic team, so that in itself is an accomplishment and my ultimate goal so I'm very proud of myself."

Roberts placed fourth on Wednesday, followed by Kirsten Peterman (Revolution Gymnastics), Sabrina Gill (Manjak's), Victoria-Kayen Woo (Gym-Richelieu), Madison Copiak (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) and Maegan Chant (World Class Gymnastics).

Black, Onyshko, Rogers and Rose-Kaying Woo were members of the world championship squad in Glasgow, where Canada clinched Olympic team qualification by finishing seventh in preliminaries before finishing sixth in the team final.

A selection committee will decide the remaining members of the team, which will be announced Thursday morning.

External Link: Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique

2016 Canadian Women's Olympic Trials
June 27 & 29, Gatineau, Quebec

All-Around, Day 1VTUBBBFXTotal
1.Ellie BlackHalifax ALTA5.815.1005.814.1006.113.8505.814.35057.400
2.Brittany RogersCalgary Gymnastics Centre5.815.0676.314.8005.813.8005.212.80056.467
3.Megan RobertsEast York Gymnastics5.814.6675.814.1005.312.6005.613.35054.717
4.Shallon OlsenOmega Gymnastics5.814.9675.212.4005.913.4506.113.65054.467
5.Madison CopiakCalgary Gymnastics Centre5.313.3005.913.5005.513.9005.313.40054.100
6.Rose-Kaying WooGym-Richelieu5.014.1005.513.2505.813.0505.413.20053.600
7.Kirsten PetermanRevolution Gymnastics5.813.6345.412.9005.813.5505.413.20053.284
8.Maegan ChantWorld Class Gymnastics 5.213.9675.313.2005.512.8505.913.25053.267
9.Sabrina GillManjak's Gymnastics Club5.314.5675.813.9005.512.7004.911.80052.967
10.Victoria-Kayen WooGym-Richelieu5.014.1345.613.4005.512.4005.312.50052.434
11.Isabela OnyshkoBrandon Eagles Gymnastics0.00.0006.314.7506.515.1005.714.15044.000

All-Around, Day 2VTUBBBFXTotal
1.Brittany RogersCalgary Gymnastics Centre5.815.0346.314.8005.714.2005.113.05057.084
2.Rose-Kaying WooGym-Richelieu5.014.3345.513.9505.814.3005.513.35055.934
3.Shallon OlsenOmega Gymnastics5.815.2005.212.8005.913.5506.113.80055.350
4.Megan RobertsEast York Gymnastics5.814.6005.513.3504.913.2505.613.55054.750
5.Kirsten PetermanRevolution Gymnastics5.314.3005.413.1505.713.9005.213.15054.500
6.Sabrina GillManjak's Gymnastics Club5.314.3675.612.8505.613.8505.012.90053.967
7.Victoria-Kayen WooGym-Richelieu5.014.1005.513.5505.614.0505.212.25053.950
8.Madison CopiakCalgary Gymnastics Centre5.314.6005.912.8505.612.9505.313.35053.750
9.Maegan ChantWorld Class Gymnastics 5.214.0005.112.0505.313.7505.313.25053.050
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melissa said:

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no off button
This quote: "Isabela has no off button, and she'll keep going until she kills herself because she just wants it that badly, so sometimes we have to pull the plug. We've never done it before, and I don't think we'll ever do it again!"

Well that there just describes how she arrived where she is out of the provincial system.....well done! Well done, Isabela.
 
June 29, 2016
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CanGymFan said:

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Great Effort Ladies
Such a demanding sport...kudos to all the athletes for for fighting through to the end. Many great performances on the last day. One to watch is Peterman who should help lead Maryland to new heights in her NCAA career. Congrats to all!! GO CANADA!!
 
June 30, 2016
Votes: +1

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