The history of gymnastics can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece where gymnastics exercises were used to prepare for war, and eventually became a central component of ancient Greek education. The sport of gymnastics has continued to grow in Canada, and is now one of the largest participatory activities in the country.
Artistic gymnastics were contested at the very first Canada Winter Games in Quebec City in 1967.
Each provincial/territorial team will be made up of six men and six women.
Male athletes must be a minimum of 12 years old during the year of the Games and a maximum of 19 years old during the year of the Games. Male athletes must be born 2000 to 2007 inclusive. Female athletes must be a minimum of 12 years old during the year of the Games and a maximum or 19 years old during the year of the Games. Female athletes must be born 2000 to 2007 inclusive.
The Canada Winter Games program for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics will consist of the following:
- Team (Format 6-6-4)
- Individual All-Around Final (Maximum of three per Province/Territory)
- Apparatus Finals (Maximum of two per Province/Territory)
- Shallon Olsen
- Philip Delesalle
- Anita Botnen
- Curtis Hibbert
- Richard Ikeda
- Lise Leveille