Robert Watson of Port Coquitlam, B.C., will lead a five-member men's artistic gymnastics team to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Gymnastics Canada said Tuesday.

Watson heads to Delhi for the October competition after qualifying for the all-around final at the recent Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

Included on the women's artistic gymnastic team is Kristin Klarenbach of Edmonton, who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Canadian championships in Kamloops, B.C.

The rhythmic gymnastics team will feature Mariam Chamilova of Maple, Ont., Demetra Mantcheva of Richmond, B.C., and Nerissa Mo of Vancouver. All three will compete at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow in September.

"The team representing Canada in gymnastics brings youth, energy and solid international experience to the event," Jean-Paul Caron, president of Gymnastics Canada, said in a release.

"We expect solid performances from our athletes."

The artistic gymnastics events at the Commonwealth Games will take place Oct. 4-8. The rhythmic events will follow Oct. 12-14.

The Commonwealth Games are expected to draw over 4,000 athletes from 71 nations and territories.

The other members of the Canadian artistic gymnastics teams are:

  • Tariq Dowers (Mississauga, Ont.)
  • Catherine Dion (Gatineau, Que.)
  • Ian Galvan (Calgary)
  • Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette (St-Hubert, Que.)
  • Anderson Loran (Saskatoon)
  • Gabrielle May (Winnipeg)
  • Jason Scott (Richmond, B.C.)
  • Emma Willis (Sarnia, Ont.)