Carmel Kallemaa from Barrie brought home a bronze medal from the Pan American Championships.
It was Carmel’s fourth time participating as an individual gymnast at such a big event representing Canada. This year the competition was even more important. The biggest goal was to qualify for the world championships, which is one of the Olympic qualifiers for Paris 2024.
Team Canada finished the competition third after Brazil and the United States. Team Canada secured spots for the world championships in August in Spain and to the Pan American Games in November in Chile.
Carmel is very happy with the results. She said that now she will continue working and she is really hoping that her home club, Glimmer Athletic Club, will find a home gym in Barrie so that she doesn’t have to drive to Toronto for training every day. Right now Carmel trains mostly in Toronto with Team Canada and Team Glimmer.
“We still have lots of work to do,” said Carmel’s mom and personal coach, Janika Moelder. “With the help of international and Team Canada coaches we worked out a plan for preparation for the next competitions.”
Before world championships, Carmel will participate at the World Cup in Italy and will have training camps, moving forward step by step to achieve her goals.
Canadian Championships 2023 are successfully finished! We are so happy and proud of our gymnasts! It was a long, and difficult way to get here, but we did it! Carmel Kallemaa brought home 5 individual medals! She is our clubs Canadian champion and AA third place! Alissa Levytskyy won 3rd place in senior open ribbon and AA, and qualified to high performance!
Congratulations to our Team Canada member Carmel Kallemaa and coach Janika Moelder for successful competition in Bulgaria! You did amazing job and we are so proud of you! All our young gymnast are impatiently waiting to see you back in the gym, to hear your stories from World Championships and to hug and learn from you!
Carmel Kallemaa, won a gold medal in the rhythmic gymnastics team competition at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. She went on to win an additional three medals in the individual finals, silver in clubs and bronze in both ribbon and hoop.
The 24-year-old rhythmic gymnast competed as part of Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games which took place in Birmingham, England on July 28th to August 8th, 2022.
Carmel Kallemaa, along with rhythmic gymnastics team members Tatiana Cocsanova and Suzanna Shahbazian won gold in the team competition with a total score of 272.95 points, placing them ahead of silver-medallist Australia (268.65) and bronze medalist England (267.05).