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Ellie Black

Why They're Awesome

Started competitive gymnastics at age 9

Vault is her favourite event

First female gymnast from Nova Scotia to go to the Olympic Games

Enjoys spending time with family

In her spare time she like to watch movies, play games and catch up with friends

At age 16, Ellie barely made the cut for the Canadian Olympic team but went on to be their top performing and leading scorer on vault and beam.

She was one of five athletes to win 5 medals at the Pan Am Games in Toronto 2015.

Listen Up

"It takes lots and lots of hard work and dedication to get where I am today. I’ve trained for years and years and years and I’ve put in lots of hours in the gym here. I train about five times a week from anywhere — two, four to six hours a day. It’s lots of hard work that goes into the gym."

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