Oakville’s Gill part of bronzed medal gymnasts

imageVENICE, Italy – Canadian teams came away with medals in both the junior and senior events Saturday (March 28) at the Jesolo Trophy gymnastics competition.

In the senior competition, the heavily favoured U.S. team placed nine gymnasts in the top ten en route to the team gold with a score of 241.300.

Italy placed second with 224.350 and Canada was third at 221.750.

France and Australia placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., led the Canadian team with a score of 56.600 points to claim 11th spot in the individual all around final.

Two-time world champion Simone Biles of the U.S. swept to the all-round gold with 62.100 points, posting the highest scores in all four events.

Other members of the Canadian team were Audrey Rousseau of La Prairie, Que., Helody Cyrenne of Montreal, Victoria Woo of La Prairie, Que., Sydney Townsend of Conestogo, Ont., Ellie Black of Halifax and Sabrina Gill of Oakville, Ont.

In the junior competition Canada won the silver medal with 222.450 points behind the gold medal winning team from the U.S. with 229.100.

Italy earned the bronze with a score of 208.150.

Rose-Kaying Woo of La Prairie, Que., was the top Canadian in the individual all around final, placing fourth.

Other members of the Canadian team were Ana Padurariu of Whitby, Ont., Shallon Olsen of Coquitlam, B.C., Jade Chrobok of Toronto, Meaghan Ruttan of Calgary and Megane Roberts of Toronto.

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