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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:07 pm
 


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It wasn't the biggest surprise of the day — the French 4x100 metre relay team takes that title as they defeated the U.S. to win gold Sunday — but the Canadian women's gymnastics team advancing to the final was both unexpected and historic.

It's the first time since 1984 that a Canadian gymnastics team has advanced to a final and just the second time in history.

Victoria Moors, the youngest Canadian competitor at the Games at just 15 years old and one of the Canadian team members told the Vancouver Sun:

"It's unreal. I'm so happy to be a part of this. We know we did our best. We can't do any more than that. We haven't qualified a team in the Olympics for quite a while so we're happy as it is. Making the team final is a bonus.''

While the underdog Canadians performed well, other top performers fell victim to the pressure of performing at an event as widely viewed as the Olympics, most notably world all-around champion Jordyn Wieber who was edged out of the individual final by teammate Aly Raisman.

"I was really surprised, and I feel awful because she wanted it so bad, Raisman told CBC.ca. "But she should still feel proud because she's an Olympian."

The Canadian team made up of five first-time Olympians including Moors, Brittany Rogers (19), Ellie Black (16), Kristina Vaculik (19) and Dominique Pegg (18) will compete in the team final Tuesday and a medal would be the first in Canadian team gymnastics history.

Pegg told the Globe and Mail:

"I feel so blessed to be here, I still just can't believe it. Just to have our names announced out there, it kind of left me breathless. "Team all-around was our biggest goal, we were really focusing on the team."



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