Scott Morgan wins two golds in return from Rio at Canadian Championships

Scott Morgan wins two golds in return from Rio at Canadian Championships

MONTREAL — Scott Morgan won two golds on Sunday during the final day of the Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in his first competition since the Rio Olympics.

Morgan, from Vancouver, was first in two apparatus finals including rings (14.350) and a tie with Aaron Mah of Vancouver on floor (13.850).

“It felt great to be back out there with the boys,” said Morgan. “There’s some work to be done to clean some things up but it felt great to be back out there. Heading into worlds in the fall I’m going to work on my endurance to help with my routines overall as well as work on consistent repetition to help with the new code of points changes.”

Senior all-around champion Zachary Clay from Chilliwack, B.C., won gold on vault (14.150) and two silvers on pommel horse (14.400) and rings (13.900). He added a bronze on high bar (13.750).

Thierry Pellerin of Levis, Que., won gold on pommel horse (14.700).

Calgary’s Jackson Payne, the 2016 Canadian all-around champion, struggled during the first half of the apparatus finals before finishing strongly and winning gold medals on parallel bars (14.000) and high bar (14.000).

Felix Dolci of Laval, Que., finished first on floor (13.800), pommel horse (13.450), vault (13.750) and high bar (13.200) in his first year as a junior 14-15 gymnast. He also tied for second place with Dorian Doan on parallel bars (12.600).

Evgeny Siminiuc, the junior 14-15 all-around champion, won gold on rings (12.950) and parallel bars (13.00) in addition to taking home four silver medals on floor (12.800), pommel horse (13.150), vault (13.050) and high bar (12.850).

Teammate and junior 16-17 all-around champion William Emard added four gold on floor (14.300), rings (13.950), vault (13.850) and high bar (12.250) and bronze on pommel horse (12.450). David Sandro won gold on pommel horse (13.650) and parallel bars (13.350) as well as winning silver on floor (13.150) and bronze on vault (13.150).

Rachael Riley won the all-around championship title in women’s novice action with a score of 111.286 points. Sophia King and Kyra Cato were second and third place, respectively. Riley won gold on vault, Cato won gold on uneven bars, King won gold on floor and Sydney Turner won gold on beam.

The Canadian Press

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