Gymnastics Canada’s male artistic gymnastics Athlete of the Year and 2013 world floor exercise finalist Scott Morgan told IG that he and his teammates are optimistically making their final preparations for the Commonwealth Games later this month in Glasgow.
“After an intensive training camp, my coach and I are very excited to be named members of this year’s team,” said Morgan, who finished first on floor exercise, first on vault and second on rings at the Canadian championships in Ottawa in May. “At the moment, getting healthy is our number-one concern. A couple other team members and I are battling a few small injures but are focusing on training smart and polishing up our routines, so we can put our best foot forward when we arrive in Scotland.”
Also named to the Canadian men’s team for the Games were two-time Olympian Nathan Gafuik, Anderson Loran, Kevin Lytwyn and Zachary Clay.
The Canadian women’s team for Glasgow includes Olympians Ellie Black and Victoria Moors, Maegan Chant, Isabela Onyshko and Stefanie Merkle.
Morgan said the men’s artistic gymnastics Athlete of the Year award he received at the Gymnastics Canada ceremony in Ottawa last month has also motivated him for this fall’s world championships in Nanning.
“It was a great feeling knowing I have Gymnastics Canada's support,” said Morgan, who trains under coach Valentin Stan at Flicka Gymnastics in North Vancouver, B.C. “This was an award my coach and I were always striving towards, and has certainly given us confidence in our abilities to clinch a spot on this year’s worlds team.”
Read profiles an interview with 2014 Canadian men’s all-around champion Robert Watson, a chat with 2014 Canadian women’s all-around champion Ellie Black, and a profile on 2014 Canadian women’s all-around silver medalist Isabela Onyshko, in the July 2014 issue of International Gymnast magazine.
Other International Gymnast magazine related features include:
"Making Tracks" - Scott Morgan profile (December 2013)
Nathan Gafuik interview (July/August 2010)
"Canadian Diversity" - Ellie Black profile (July/August 2013)
"Black to Business" - Ellie Black interview (November 2012)
"Aiming to Top the Charts" - Maegan Chant interview (October 2013)
"Sudden Impact" - Victoria Moors interview (January/February 2013)
Victoria Moors on cover photo collage (March 2011)
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