Taking a breather after busy fall, two-time Canadian gymnastics champion, Ellie Black of Halifax made the most of the one event she entered this year at Elite Canada, easily winning the gold in the women’s beam final Sunday (Feb 1).
Black, who ranked No. 7 on beam at the 2014 world championships, finished well ahead of the seven other Elite Canada finalists with a score of 14.950 points.
Rose-Kaying Woo of La Prairie, Que., who won the all around senior title on Friday, placed second with 14.500 points and Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., was third at 14.300.
Other gold medal winners in the senior finals were Sabrina Gill of Oakville, Ont., on uneven bars, Shallon Olsen of Coquitlam, B.C. on vault and Helody Cyrenne of Montreal on floor.
In her senior debut, 15-year-old Sydney Soloski of Calgary came up with an impressive performance, winning the silver medal on floor in a field that included 2014 world championship team members Isabella Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., and Maegan Chant of Waterdown, Ont.
Also competing in the floor final was 2012 Olympian and 2013 world championship team member Victoria Moors of Cambridge, Ont., who placed sixth in her first event since the Canadian championships last June.
In the junior finals all around champion Megan Roberts of Toronto added to her medal haul, winning gold on floor, uneven bars and vault.
Jade Chrobok of Toronto took the gold in the beam event.