Gymnast Alix Pierce Earns Silver in Women's Artistic Floor
RED DEER, AB (February 21, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Gymnast Alix Pierce of Saskatoon has won Saskatchewan's first silver medal of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, taking second place in the women's Artistic Floor final after earning a score of 9.462. See full results here.
"The vast size of the Games was so amazing to have so many young athletes come together and celebrate," said Pierce.
This was the second medal earned by Artistic Gymnastics at the Games, after a tournament that saw competition in All Around, Individual, and Team events. Pierce had an excellent showing at the Games, placing 5th in the Team event, 6th in Individual Beam, and 12th in All Around. She also celebrated her 18th birthday on the third day of Gymnastics competition.
Pierce trains out of the Marian Gymnastics Club in Saskatoon under coach Chris Baraniuk, and earned gold medals at both the 2017 Western Canadian Championships and 2017 Saskatchewan Provincial Championships. She was also named Gymnastics Saskatchewan Athlete of the Year. See Alix's biography here.
Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport.
Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at teamsask.ca, and live results and sport schedules will be found at https://cg2019.gems.pro. Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at canadagames.ca/2019.
For more information, please contact:
Games Services & Communications Lead
Saskatchewan Games Council
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