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Rebeka Groulx: ‘Ready For The Rush!’
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There is a feature in the 2019 October issue of International Gymnast magazine with Canadian junior all-around champion Rebeka Groulx may have been too young to compete at this summer’s World Junior Championships, but she won’t let her youth keep her from working hard and dreaming big.

“Of course, I was sad at the beginning and thought I deserved to go,” says 13-year-old Rebeka, who won the all-around and three events at the Canadian Junior Championships in May.

“But I figured it would only give me another reason to work harder this summer to have the chance to be there next year.”

Rebeka has been looking ahead and moving up since she chose gymnastics over dance, which she had also been practicing.

“My coaches wanted to put me in a higher level because I was pretty good, and I had to make the biggest decision of my life,” she says.“I chose gymnastics but I keep wondering what my life would be if I would’ve chosen dance. It would be completely different!”

Although floor is Rebeka’s favorite event, her composure on beam has proven to be key in her success. She has always been at ease on this worrisome event.

“Since I started, my beam made me change categories,” says Rebeka, the ’18 Canadian novice all-around champion. “For example, when I started in the recreational program, my coach wanted to put me in competitive since (in recreational) I could not do all the skills I was able to do. Also, I am very stable on beam and it’s an apparatus on which there are many falls. So, that benefits me.”

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