Physical Ability Testing - Rankings

2005 Canadian Gymnastics Championships - Vancouver, B.C. - May 28, 2005

The gymnasts are tested on 17 areas involving strength, flexibity and endurance related to higher level gymnastics.
The list of skills is included at the bottom of this page.

Overall results shown below indicate a ranking, not a certain standard. As such,
all the gymnasts were very exceptional and a low or high ranking is just a small
difference and far, far above the norm for the general population.

Nat'l Novice Rankings
 

NAt'l Junior Rankings
 

1

Vaculik, Kristina

Gemini

ON

2

Willis, Emma

Bluewater

ON

3

Lee, Peng Peng

Seneca

ON

4

Pegg, Dominique

Bluewater

ON

5

Liu, Ti

Gymnix

QC

6

Mackie, Charlotte

Omega

BC

7

Magnacca, Carly

Seneca

ON

8

Gould, Lauren

Kingswood

NB

9

Pineau, Nicole

Omega

BC

9

Desjardins-Labelle, Stéphanie

Gymélites

QC

11

Fujs, Jennifer

Gym-Richelieu

QC

12

Klarenbach, Kristin

Ortona

AB

13

Rogers, Brittany

Omega

BC

14

Lindsay-Noel, Taylor

Seneca

ON

15

Meyer, Miranda

Champions

AB

16

Gagné, Laurie-Ève

Gym-Richelieu

QC

17

Robert, Lory-Jing

Gymnix

QC

17

Leblond-Chartrand, Coralie

Gymnix

QC

19

Brochu, Bianka

L'Envol

QC

20

Harvey, Emmanuelle

Djin

QC

20

Lévesque, Kim

Gym-Richelieu

QC

22

Paul-hus, Marie-Joëlle

Gym-Richelieu

QC

23

Dion, Catherine

Gymélites

QC

24

Tanguay, Caroline

Viagym

QC

25

Edwards, Madison

Scarborough Gym-Elites

ON

25

Volk, Alex

Victoria Gym

BC

27

Farris, Megan

CGC

AB

28

Clouston, Laurel

Salta

AB

29

Barro, Léa

Gymnix

QC

30

Smith, Tamar

Ortona

AB

31

Corbett-Methot, Sky

Omega

BC

32

Tremblay, Megan

CGC

AB

33

More, Jennifer

Brandon Eagles

MB

34

Bezouska, Christina

Tristar Gym

ON

35

Gaber, Marleigh

Okanagan

BC

36

Harrison, Cassandra

Ortona

AB

36

May, Gabrielle

Panthers

MB

38

Clark, Melissa

Panthers

MB

39

Rutter, Melissa

Okanagan

BC

39

Dean, Candice

Stampede City

AB

41

Hébert, Frédérique

L'Envol

QC

42

Picton, McKinley

Gym Adventure

SK

43

Cameron, Leah

Stampede City

AB

44

Dubois, Jo-Annie

Gymélites

QC

45

Lasuita, Tamsyn

Gym Adventure

SK

45

Roy, Danielle

Gym Adventure

SK

47

Coons, Rebecca

Flicka

BC

1

Damianova, Nansy

Gymnix

QC

2

Hope, Kelsey

Gemini

ON

3

Patulli, Dawn

Wimgym

QC

4

Heikkila, Nicole

Seneca

ON

4

Dellio, Hélène

Gym-Richelieu

QC

6

Sawa, Sydney

CGC

AB

7

Colling, Caya

ASF

ON

8

Brochu, Olivia

LEnvol

QC

9

Bendzik, Hayley

CGC

AB

10

Desgagnés, Corinne

Gymélites

QC

11

Biscotti, Katherine

Gymnix

QC

12

Pacitto, Stephanie

Mississauga

ON

12

Lemieux, Cynthia

Gym-Richelieu

QC

14

Mak, Leslie

Seneca

ON

15

Picton, Alexandra

Gym Adventure

SK

16

Labelle, Renée-Susie

Gymélites

QC

17

Genereux, Kimberley

Gym Adventure

SK

18

Tham, Phoebe

Phoenix

BC

Physical Ability Testing - List of Skills

- National Novice and Junior Women Gymnasts

The Physical Ability testing for Novice and Junior gymnasts consists of 18 skills in various areas such as speed, endurance, strength, flexibility, etc. Scoring varies according to the 'event' - for example the time a handstand is held, the angle a leg is lifted, or the time to complete a shuttle run. Gymnasts not trying an event get the lowest rank of the group.

Gymnasts are ranked on each event and then those rankings are combined in the 5 major areas as well as overall. This seems to have worked for the past few years with only a few adjustments. The results help to indicate potentially talented gymnasts as well as possible areas of physical ability/training that may have been overlooked in a girl's development.

Many provinces have a similar program for their beginner and pre-competitive gymnasts (Alberta - 'LEAP' and Saskatchewan - STEP for example). Contact your provincial association for details.

A complete description of the national testing program is available from GCG in the Women's technical documents. Testing is done at Nationals in May each year. Here is a quick list of the current skills for the currious:

Speed / Strength

  • 20 m Sprint
  • Lomg Jump
  • Rope Climb

Strength & Endurance

  • V or L Sit
  • Front Lever
  • Press Handstands
  • Casts

Flexibility - Passive

  • Split Left
  • Split Right
  • Split Side
  • Straddle Hip Flex.
  • Bridge

Flexibility - Active

  • Left leg (fwd, side, back)
  • Right leg (fwd, side, back)

Endurance

  • Kips
  • Handstand
  • Shuttle Run