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Gymnix Gears Up for Cup
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Montreal's Gymnix Gymnastics Club will host a trio of international competitions this weekend, with varied lineups that include 13-year-old U.S. rising star Jordyn Wieber and 34-year-old Slovenian veteran Aljaz Pegan.

Gymnix, which holds an annual international invitational each spring, has expanded the competition to include a World Cup event. The first World Cup of the season features only nine women from four nations, but 39 men from 12 nations will contest the men's competition.

World Cup qualifying competition begins Friday, with finals held on Saturday and Sunday.

Canada is sending top athletes to the World Cup event, including Olympian Nathan Gafuik and Elite Canada champion Brittany Rogers. Rogers is hoping to bounce back after a disappointing ninth place at the recent Tyson American Cup.

"I didn't do as well as I had hoped at the American Cup, but things happen for a reason, and you need bad days to have good days," Rogers said. "There's always something you can learn. The Montreal World Cup should hopefully be a better meet for me, and also a great experience."

Wieber, the American Cup champion, will compete in the Gymnix Junior Cup. Competition begins Friday with a team and individual all-around competition, and concludes Saturday with the event finals.

The International Cup features an all-around competition on Thursday night and event finals on Saturday.

The competition unfortunately will not be televised in Canada, Gymnix coach Francine Bouffard told IG.

External Link: Gymnix Club

Gymnix World Cup: Women's Roster

Charlotte Mackie
Laurie-Ève Pépin-Gagné
Brittany Rogers
Manon Erre
Marine Petit
Chloe Stanic
Maricarmen Rivera
Mattie Larson
Samantha Shapiro

Gymnix World Cup: Men's Roster

Jonas Toeback
Donna-Donny Truyens
Koen Van Damme
Barend Verbeke
Nathan Gafuik
Kevin Lytwyn
Jackson Payne
Marijo Moznik
Oscar Anibal Canas Figueroa
Roberto Alejandro Fiallos Orellana
Samir Ait Said
Thomas Bouhail
Danny Pinheiro Rodrigues
Hamilton Sabot
Cyril Tommasone
Raphael Wignanitz
Krisztian Berki
Ryosuke Baba
Yosuke Hoshi
Kenya Kobayashi
Koji Yamamuro
Adam Kierzkowski
Roman Kulesza
Marek Lyszczarz
Rafael Morales
Tommy Ramos
Alexander Rodriguez
Luis Vargas
Marius Berbecar
Daniel Popescu
Razvan Selariu
Robert Stanescu
Sajo Bertoncelj
Ziga Britovjek
Alen Dimic
Rok Klavora
Aljaz Pegan
Danell Leyva
Tim McNeill

Gymnix Junior Cup

Dominique Pegg
Anysia Unick
Madeline Gardiner
Rochelle Hurt
Marine Brevet
Ambre Casanova
Justine Crosato
Anna Rodionova
Eleonora Goryunova
Anastasia Sidorova
Kristina Sidorova
Jordyn Wieber
Kamerin Moore
Hallie Mossett
Sabrina Vega

Gymnix International Cup

Amelia McGrath(MLC)
Chloe Turko(MLC)
Georgia Wheeler(MLC)
Emily Little(WAIS)
Emily Bigras(Bluewater Gymnastics)
Sydney Sawa(Calgary)
Melissa Dowling(Cambridge Kips)
Jessica Dowling(Cambridge Kips)
Kristin Klarenbach(Champions Gymnastics)
Miranda Meyer(Champions Gymnastics)
Dominique Nadeau(Gym-Action)
Catherine Dion(Gymélites)
Anna Gamelo(Gymnastics Mississauga)
Jimena Lopez(Gymnastics Mississauga)
Mélissa Fontaine(Gymnix)
Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto(Gym-Richelieu)
Cynthia Lemieux(Gym-Richelieu)
Laurie-Ève Pépin-Gagné(Gym-Richelieu)
Sky Corbet-Methot(Kerrigan)
Mikaela Gerber(Oakville)
Sabrina Gill(Oakville)
Ashley Quinton(Stampede City)
Leslie Garreau(Pôle Espoir Toulon)
Léa Kemayou(Pôle Espoir Toulon)
Aurélie Orivelle(Pôle Espoir Toulon)
Typhaine Pompilio(Pôle Espoir Toulon)
Julie Pennachio(Pôle France Marseille)
Loes Linders 
Sandra Collantes 
Britt Reusche-Lari 
Madeline Hanley(Parkettes)
Elizabeth Price(Parkettes)
Morgan Steigerwalt(Parkettes)
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