Saturday a gym in the Toronto area was hosting an open house and offering an opportunity to meet one of the girls and coaches from the 2012 London Canadian Olympic Gymnastics Team! Since Hannah and Ava both enjoy gymnastics so much we thought this would be a neat opportunity for them so we loaded them into the car and travelled to the host gym. What fun the girls had!
The Canadian team placed 5th in the team competition. This was a huge accomplishment as they were the first Canadian team to ever make it to the Olympic team finals so to place 5th was awesome! Way to go girls!!
The gal Hannah was able to meet was Kristina Vaculik. It was pretty neat to meat a real Olympian so soon after watching her on TV!
Coach Elena Davydova was one of the coaches of the Canadian team and they had an opportunity to meet her too. I love the way Hannah sat so intently watching Elena sign her autograph book. Elena was the 1980 All Round Gold medalist at the Soviet Olympics, edging out her teammate Nadia Comanechi. Quite an accomplished gymnast herself, that's for sure!
The competitive girls at the gym also gave a demonstration. Hannah carefully watched what the girls were doing and I think she was itching to get up there and try it herself.
There was an open gym opportunity and Hannah was so excited that she couldn’t figure out which apparatus to go on first. She ran from place to place, trying everything out.