Canada secures Olympic berth with historic bronze in world gymnastics championships


Canada has made historical past on the world gymnastics championships.

Three-time Olympian Ellie Black, Laurie Denommee, Denelle Pedrick, Emma Spence and Sydney Turner gained bronze in the group occasion to safe a berth in that occasion on the 2024 Paris Olympics.

It’s Canada’s first ever world medal in the group occasion.

The Canadians scored 160.563 factors en path to bronze. The United States gained gold with 166.564, whereas Britain claimed the silver (163.363).

Black’s rock-solid beam routine in the ultimate rotation serving to the Canadians surge to a group whole of 160.563, practically a full level higher than Brazil, which completed in fourth place. Not dangerous for a group that hardly squeaked into the ultimate spot in the eight-team closing.

Black, essentially the most completed Canadian gymnast in this system’s historical past, wept when her nation’s flag moved into third.

“I could not imagine it and I did not need them to joke with me that we possibly could possibly be third,” Black stated. “I’m simply blown away. I’m so happy with the group. Going into the ultimate we had been eighth and we stated we might solely go up from there.”

Team Russia serving ban

Russia, the reigning Olympic champion, is presently banned from competing at FIG and European Gymnastics federation-hosted occasions because of the battle in Ukraine.

A yr after ending second to the Russians on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the U.S. returned to the highest spot by counting on the expertise of Chiles and Carey — each of whom gained medals in Japan — and the steely resolve of Jones.

Save for a fall by Blakely on beam, the U.S. averted main errors, taking the lead on vault in its first rotation and by no means letting Britain get inside actual placing distance.


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