Canada’s 1st Olympic men’s gymnastics team has one goal

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Ottawa -The Canadian men’s artistic gymnastics team that will take to the floor at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer has one singular goal in mind – make the team final. It’s a feat that no other Canadian men’s artistic gymnastic (MAG) team has managed to accomplish before.*

Qualifying for Paris 2024 via a fourth-place result in the qualification round for the team event at the 2023 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium this past October, the team went on to finish seventh in the final – making their Olympic dreams a reality and their ultimate team goal seem achievable.

“When I got off the floor and I hugged everybody on the team, it was a very emotional moment,” Félix Dolci reflected a couple months later. “We worked every single day for almost two years for this specific moment in time.  We wanted this so bad and once it was done, you could tell that everybody had that weight off their shoulder. We could finally say ‘We are going to the Olympics as a team.’”

“We knew we had a strong team and that we could make it, but actually making it meant the world,” said veteran team leader René Cournoyer. “I went to the last Olympics by myself but doing it with the whole team is an entirely different level of happiness and accomplishment.”