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OVERVIEW
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Birthplace: Halifax, NS

Year of Birth: 1995

Club: Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club

Favourite Event: Vault

Team: Senior National Team since 2010

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018

-5 x World Championships Team Member (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)

-Named one of the greatest 15 athletes in Nova Scotia’s history

-Took home a gold medal for Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

-2018 Commonwealth Games All Around Champion in addition to a silver medal in vault

-Took home gold in beam final at World Challenge Cup in Paris, France

-Named to the Order of Nova Scoita

-Qualified for 4 finals at the 2018 World Championships and finished 4th with Team Canada.

2017
-Won her third national all around title at the 2017 Canadian National Gymnastics Championships

-Made history at the 2017 World Championships in the all around final by becoming the first Canadian to ever win an all-around medal at a World Championship, taking home silver

2016

-Represented Canada at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics and will look to compete again at the 2020 Olympic Games

2015

-Canada’s most decorated athlete at the 2015 Pan Am Games

-2015 Pan Am Games AA, beam, and floor champion

-Ellie became the first non-American woman to win the AA final since 1983

-2015 Elite Canada beam champion

-Qualified for 4 finals at the 2018 World Championships and finished 4th with Team Canada.

PERSONAL
  • Currently studying Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Favourite TV show is Friends

  • Loves to travel - Ellie's favourite places include Japan and South Africa

  • Favourite Team? Team Canada, of course

  • Follows gymnastics and figure skating

  • Family and friends are the most important things to Ellie as well as being kind to others

  • One word to describe Ellie you wouldn’t know? Outdoorsy!

  • Ellie dedicates her time to her community and charitable causes she cares about including Special Olympics, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and getting kids involved in sport

  • How did she get into gymnastics? Someone suggested it to her parents because she was energetic and naturally strong!

  • Other passions include exploring the outdoors, walking her dogs, swimming, friends, movies, music, fashion, cooking, and playing games