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Canadian womenís team looking good in London at Olympic Qualifier

January 11, 2012

Update from London, England; The Canadian womenís gymnastics team has virtually clinched a berth at the 2012 Olympics with an impressive performance in the first of four groups Wednesday at the last chance qualification meet where eight teams are battling for the final four spots at the Games this summer.

The Canadians excelled in the vault event and never looked back, finishing ahead of the Netherlands, the only other team in the first group of competitors.

Canadaís score of 221.913 is expected to be more than enough to earn one of just 12 full-team berths this summer in London.
The Netherlands scored 212.061 points to rank a distance second.

Six more teams are set to compete in the final two sessions on Wednesday,

On vault, three of the five Canadian competitors landed double twisting Yurchenkos with Sarnia's Bluewater Gymnastic Club member Talia Chiarelli leading the way with a score of 14.500. Fifteen year-old Victoria Moors was right behind at 14.400 and Brittany Rogers scored 14.200 in an eye-popping overall display.

Peng Peng Lee was the top Canadian all around and tied for Kristina Vaculik for the teamís best score on uneven bars (14.33).

Moors, 15, a new addition to the team along with Rogers since the Tokyo world championships in October, was tops on floor with a score of 14.183 and Canadian all around champion Madeline Gardiner had the best result on beam with 14.133 points.

Competing in the remaining groups today are France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Korea and Brazil.

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information from Gymnastics Canada

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