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BLACK Elsabeth (CAN)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
BLACK
Firstname
Elsabeth
Country
Canada
City
HALIFAX, NS
Country of birth
Canada
Place of birth
Halifax, NS
Year of birth
1995
Height
155 cm / 5' 1''
Weight
56 kg / 123 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Instagram account
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Nickname

Ellie (gymcan.org, 25 Oct 2015)

Occupation

Athlete

Education

Human Movement Studies - Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CAN

Spoken languages

English

Club

Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club [Canada]

Coach

David Kikuchi [club], CAN; Keiji Yamanaka [personal] (intlgymnast.com, 05 Feb 2018)

Sporting relatives

Her older sister Karen has competed in figure skating at elite level. Her younger brother William competes in artistic gymnastics and was the 2016 Canadian national vault champion. (support4sport.ca, 20 Nov 2015; gymcan.org, 25 Oct 2015; gymns.ca, 08 Jun 2016; signalhfx.ca, 07 Feb 2017)

International senior debut

2010 for Canada (gymcan.org, 13 Jul 2015)

Injuries

In January 2017 she sprained her ankle in training and could not compete for several months. She made her return at the World Challenge Cup in Koper, Slovenia in May 2017, which was her first competition since the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (localxpress.ca, 25 Jan 2017; flogymnastics.com, 15 May 2017; cbc.ca, 14 May 2017)

She suffered ankle and wrist problems in the 2016 but was still able to qualify for and compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (localxpress.ca, 25 Jan 2017)

She experienced trouble with her ankle from the end of 2015 until mid-2016. (localexpress.ca, 30 May 2016)

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London she injured her left ankle during the individual vault event, which resulted in her being unable to compete for the rest of the Games. (thechronicleherald.ca, 18 Jun 2014)

In 2011 she needed surgery for a dislocated and broken toe which meant she missed the first half of the year. Soon after returning to action, she dislocated her elbow and fractured her thumb at a competition in France. (thechronicleherald.ca, 03 Jun 2012)

Start sporting career

She first tried gymnastics at age six. (support4sport.ca, 20 Nov 2015)

Reason for taking up the sport

She did both gymnastics and figure skating until she was forced to make a choice between them at age eight. "I couldn't do both sports if I wanted to reach a competitive level and I was excelling in gymnastics." (support4sport.ca, 20 Nov 2015)

Hero / Idol

Canadian gymnast Peng Peng Lee. (fulltwist.net, 09 Apr 2014)

Philosophy / Motto

"Dream big, don't let anyone else set your limits." (gymcan.org, 25 Oct 2015)

Awards

In 2014, 2016 and 2017 she was named women's artistic gymnastics Senior Athlete of the Year by Gymnastics Canada. In 2017 she shared the award with Brooklyn Moors. (intlgymnast.com, 05 Feb 2018; cscatlantic.ca, 08 Feb 2017; thechronicleherald.ca, 18 Jun 2014)

She was named Female Individual Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Ricoh Awards, which recognise achievements in and contributions to sport in Nova Scotia, Canada. (sportnovascotia.ca, 29 May 2016)

Additional information

General
HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS
She became the first female gymnast from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia to compete at the Olympic Games, when she competed at the 2012 Games in London. In 2013 she became the first Canadian female artistic gymnast since 1983 to win a medal at the World University Games. At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, she became the first Canadian woman to have won the artistic gymnastics all-around title since 1979. She was also one of five athletes to win five medals in Toronto. (gymcan.org, 25 Oct 2015; thechronicleherald.ca, 29 Jun 2012)

Last update : 2018-10-29

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
58.298 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
56.965 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.499
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
14.500
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
13.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.133
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
171.761
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.366
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.233
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
170.804
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
167.696
All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
54.133 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
54.999 
Vault
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.116
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.124
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.033
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.233
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
161.644
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
163.897
All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
55.132 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
55.766 
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.416
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.483
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.400
Balance Beam
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.400
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.900
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.433
All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
56.758 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
57.299 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.700
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
13.733
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.466
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.600
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.166
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
167.697
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
222.780
All-Around
Rank Final
9
Score Final
56.132 
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
55.532 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.483
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
13.766
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.700
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.466
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
13.000
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
214.136
All-Around
Rank Final
13
Score Final
54.965 
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
55.465 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.383
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.366
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.566
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.000
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.350
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.600
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.800
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.900
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
12.400
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.050
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.150
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.725
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.475
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.800
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.650
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.100
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
12.850
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
12.850
All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
57.132 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
56.132 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
56.432 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
55.199 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
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