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As Coach Rick points out, the senior turnout was not amazing at this weekend’s 2009 Canadian Championships. Qualifications were yesterday, with finals today.

Actually, the senior turnout was so underwhelming that Charlotte Mackie, who only competed three events (no bars), may actually be competing in the finals.

Cynthia Lemieux Guillemette leads seniors going into finals today

Cynthia Lemieux Guillemette leads seniors going into finals today

Meanwhile, Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette goes into finals in first place, followed by Kristin Klarenbach and Ashley Quinton. Better-known seniors Dominique Pegg, Sydney Sawa and Mackie (with the only 1.5-twisting Yurchenko of the competition) are fourth, fifth, twelfth and fourteenth, respectively. (Brittany Rogers appears to have pulled out at the last minute.) Lemieux-Guillemette took first on all events but vault.

Lemieux-Guillemette 19, is a member of the senior national team. She was fifth at Elite Canada in 2008, and fifth all-around at the 2009 WOGA Classic. Klarenbach and Quinton were tenth and eleventh at Elite Canada. That meet was well-attended, with Rogers first, followed by Mackie, Sawa, and Pegg.

Rochelle Hurt leads a good junior group, with Madeline Gardiner and Coralie Leblond-Chartrand rounding up the top three. Anysia Unick is fifth, and Dominique Nadeau competed only bars.

The top three is not shocking if you recall the results of Elite Canada 2008, where Leblond-Chartrand pulled off a (then considered an upset) first place, with Gardiner (2008 Canadian Championships novice champion) second and Hunt third. Unick finished a disappointing tenth in that competition.

Notably missing among juniors this time around is Caitlyn Keates, but Mikaela Gerber and Jimena Lopez are currently placed seventh and eighth. Probably the most exciting results are for Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto and Riley Cholod, currently fourth and sixth. (The two tied for eleventh at Elite Canada.) Best name award goes to Demi Pas.

Full results here.

In the second day of competition for seniors and juniors, Brittany Rogers kept up her great streak at Elite Canada, competing in all four event finals and placing first on beam and vault, tying for second on floor, and nabbing the bronze on bars.

Meanwhile, Dominique Pegg took first on floor and Ti Liu placed first on bars. Pegg also took silver on vault and bars.

Perhaps a bit of a disappointment for Charlotte Mackie, who qualified, along with Rogers, Pegg and Sydney Sawa to four event finals but finished out of the medals on all, except on beam where she placed third. Sawa had a good day, taking silver on floor (tied) and beam, and third on vault. From the scores, it looks like both Mackie and Sawa had falls on bars.

On the junior front, no one qualified to all four event finals, but the medalists each qualified for three. Coralie Leblond-Chartrand took the bronze on bars (tied) and floor, and fourth on beam. Madeline Gardiner had a great day, taking gold on beam and floor. And Rochelle Hurt took the silver on beam. Dominique Nadeau was first on vault, and Bianca Dancose-Giambi was first on bars.

My coverage of the senior all-around is here. Junior all-around coverage here.

Full results for seniors here and juniors here. Note that Elite Canada is the first competition to use the 2009 Code of Points (according to IG) so scores are significantly lower on bars, vault and beam than they would have been last quad.

Seniors:

Vault:

1. Brittany Rogers (14.300)
2. Dominique Pegg (13.975)
3. Sydney Sawa (13.825)

Uneven bars:

1. Ti Liu (13.90)
2. Dominique Pegg (13.45)
3. Brittany Rogers (13.40)

Beam:

1. Brittany Rogers (14.35)
2. Sydney Sawa (14.20)
3. Charlotte Mackie (14.15)

Floor:

1. Dominique Pegg (14.10)
2. Brittany Rogers/Sydney Sawa (13.95)
4. Charlotte Mackie (13.40)

Juniors:

Vault:

1. Dominique Nadeau (13.650)
2. Paige Blaney (13.075)
3. Ellie Black (13.025)

Uneven bars:

1. Bianca Dancose-Giambi (13.50)
2. Dominique Nadeau (13.00)
3. Coralie Leblond-Chartrand/Caitlyn Keates (12.45)

Beam:

1. Madeline Gardiner (14.85)
2. Rochelle Hurt (14.00)
3. Melissa Fontaine (13.60)

Floor:

1. Madeline Gardiner (14.30)
2. Mikaela Gerber (13.85)
3. Coralie Leblond-Chartrand (13.70)

Coralie Leblond-Chartrand was the surprise winner in the junior all-around at Elite Canada this weekend, at least, according to Gymnastics Canada.

Leblond-Chartrand was actually one of the “Honorable Mention” winners in my Up-and-Coming Juniors series, and with Dominique Pegg and Ti Liu competing with seniors now, it should come as no surprise that Leblond-Chartrand is now one of the best juniors in Canada.

Leblond-Chartrand placed fifth during the 2008 Canadian Championships last summer. During that meet, Pegg was first and Liu third. Anysia Unick placed second, which at that time was surprising since she was otherwise relatively unknown. Leblond-Chartrand was also bested in June by Caitlyn Keates.

Not today. At 53.30 points, Leblond-Chartrand was well ahead of second-place Madeline Gardiner, the 2008 Championships novice champion, and Rochelle Hurt. She had the best score on vault, the second-highest score on beam, and the third-highest scores on bars and floor. I should mention, too, that this is excellent news for Gardiner, who is coming off an impressive novice showing in June, and has shown herself more than ready to be among the junior international elites.

Unick finished a disappointing tenth, while Keates also had a disappointing day, finishing sixth.

Full results are available here.

All-around:

1. Coralie Leblond-Chartrand (53.30)
2. Madeline Gardiner (51.90)
3. Rochelle Hurt (51.40)
4. Mikaela Gerber (50.95)
5. Jimena Lopez (50.65)
6. Caitlyn Keates (50.60)
7. Dominique Nadeau (50.30)
8. Taylor Ricci/Jessica Dowling (49.10)
10. Anysia Unick (49.00)