International Gymnix Finals starting at 1.15 p.m. today!
I got the chance to interview Anaïs Favron on Friday night for the Senior Cup at Complex Sportif Claude Robillard in Montreal!!
She is the spokeswoman for International Gymnix. She is also a radio host, TV personality, an actress and an accomplished improviser.
“Well International Gymnix is the biggest gymnastic competition in Quebec. Gymnasts all around the world are participating. It is an Olympic year. Canadians have a great chance of winning the finals on Sunday but there is also a Japanese girl who is exceptional,” said Anaïs Favron.
Here is an audio version of the interview!
My interview with Yvon Beaulieu, President of Gymnix Club on Friday night for the Senior Cup at Complex Sportif Claude Robillard in Montreal!!
"It is an international competition with girls between 14 to 16 years old who train between 20 to 30 hours per week. It is a big challenge for me. It is a budget of half a million dollars to organize such an event. There are 300 volunteers helping us. We do it during the spring break so as to have more volunteers. The girls have a chance to participate in the Rio Olympic Games this Summer. Their scores tonight count for the Olympics. For Canada there are five girls once in four years that get a chance like that. There are 950 participants and 15 countries participating in the Gymnix International competitions. I am a little bit disappointed with the performance of the Japanese girls tonight. They had a very hard week during training where they performed very well. Tonight there were a lot of falls. There is a big chance that a Canadian girl wins the finals on Sunday. My daughter Julie Beaulieu participated in the Sydney Olympic games in 2000. It was very important for me to continue to be a volunteer during the games and it is my 25th year at Gymnix. It is a magnificent site for such a big competition. Canada was ranked 5th during the last World Cup. Let’s hope for a great show on Sunday,” said Yvon Beaulieu.
My interview with Rose-Kaying Woo, Bronze medal winner for the Senior Cup on Friday night at Complex Sportif Claude Robillard in Montreal!!
“When I was a kid, my sister started gymnastics. I always wanted to do the same things as her. I started with the gym and I loved it. There are always a lot of challenges in the gym, it is never perfect and we always need to work very hard to reach our goals. I train six days a week. Five hours each day,” said Rose-Kaying Woo.
Woo is the one in the middle.
Jade Chrobok (CAN) VT: 1- yurchenko full and half twist.
2- yurchenko full twist.
Alice Kinsella (GBR)VT: 1- yurchenko full twist.
2- yurchenko layout.
Maisie Methuen (GBR) VT: 1- fhs front and half.
2- fhs front pike.
Soyoka Hanawa (JPN) VT: 1- fhs front and half pike
2-fhs front pike.
Kiko Kuwajima (JPN) VT: 1- yurchenko double twist.
2-tsuk full twist.
Jordan Chiles (USA) VT: 1-amanar
2-yurchenko double twist
Denisa Golgota (ROM) VT: 1- yurchenko full twist
2- yurchenko double twist
Deanne Soza (USA) VT: 1- yurchenko double twist