In the final day of Elite Canada, second-year senior Ana Padurariu continued to excel, adding three more gold medals to her all-around title from Friday, while Ellie Black took home the gold on her prize event, the vault.
The day kicked off with the vault final, and Black ran away with the title, scoring 14.450, almost a point ahead of Mia-St. Pierre, who posted a 13.625 and rounded out the vault medalists on her sole event of the day to take silver.
In the uneven bar event final, Padurariu edged out Black for the gold scoring a 14.750 to Black’s 14.550. Zoe Allaire-Bourgie of Gymnix scored a 14.025 to take bronze, just edging out many of the other competitors.
Reigning balance beam world silver medalist Padurariu continued her incredible weekend by winning balance beam with a 14.750, a mark significantly ahead of the rest of the field. Black grabbed another silver medal with her score of 13.975, followed up by Laurie-Lou Vezina with a 13.075 which was good for third.
In the final event final of the day, Padurariu ended her competition with her fourth individual gold medal, scoring a 13.866 to take home a win on floor. Just behind her was Victoria-Kayen Woo with a 13.633, while Black scored a 13.566 to add a bronze to her individual collection of one gold and three silvers for the weekend. The entire Canadian team looks to be moving in a positive direction for success in 2019.Tags: 2019 Elite Canada, Ana Padurariu, Canada, Elite Canada, elite gymnastics, Ellie Black, Laurie-Lou Vezina, Mia-St. Pierre, Victoria Kayen-Woo, women's gymnastics, Zoe Allaire-Bourgie