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Kristina Vaculik  -  2012 Olympian




                                        KRISTINA VACULIK SHOWS DREAMS CAN COME TRUE

Olympic locals receive a warm welcome
August 22, 2012 –

Highlights – Canadian Women’s Gymanstics Team
July 31, 2012 – CTV Olympics

Canadian Olympic Team Montage
Pre-Olympic Meets

Artistic Gymnastics: Canada Finishes 5th
August 1, 2012 – CTV Olympics




July 31, 2012 – The Canadian women’s team made history coming in 5th overall in the Olympic Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team Finals.  Gemini Gymnastics was jumping with all the girls watching in the gym, covered by a number of local media outlets, including CTV which had live feeds from the gym!

Starting  strong on floor with Ellie Black, Victoria Moors and Dominique Pegg, the girls looked great, scoring 3rd overall!  Vault was next, with strong showings from Ellie, Dominique and Brittany Rogers, with a 4th overall score.  Bars were next, where Kristina Vaculik showed a solid routine, along with Victoria and Brittany – 6th overall.  With all eyes watching, the beam was the final event.  Kristina, Dominique and Ellie all performed well, again achieving a 6th overall score on the event.

The Canadian girls scored 5th overall in the Team Event, behind (1) USA; (2) Russia; (3) Romania;  and(4) China.  For a team that had never reached this far before – this is an absolutely amazing result.  Congratulations to the entire team and their coaches, including Gemini’s Elena Davydova and Dave Brubaker (Bluewater Gymnastics) on this unprecedented accomplishment.

Gemini Gymnastics Cheers on One of their Own
July 31, 2012 – CHEX TV Durham

Canada finishes fifth as U.S. ends 16-year gold medal drought in women’s team gymnastics
July 31, 2012 –

Oshawa gymnastics club cheers on Olympic hero from Whitby
July 31, 2012 –

Olympic Photo Gallery
Gemini Gymnastics cheers on their gymnastics hero

Olympics are a family affair for the Vaculiks
August 3, 2012 –

Canadian Gymnasts make history vaulting to fifth at olympics
July 31, 2012 –

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik part of historic gymnastic effort
July 31, 2012 –

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik, Canada fifth in artistic gymnastics
July 31, 2012 –

London 2012:  Oshawa gymnasts cheer Canadian Olympians
July 31, 2012 –

Artistic Gymnastics Paving the Way
July 31, 2012 –

London 2012 gymnastics: Canada finishes fifth – a reason to celebrate!
July 31, 2012 –

CTV Evening News – Coverage of Canadian Team + Gemini Gymnastics + On-Camera Interview with Kristina – starts at 4:47
July 31, 2012 –

July 29 2012 – “Team Final Baby! Team Final” – Kyle Shewfelt.

Canada’s team made history today when they reached the team finals for the first time for a Canadian gymnastics team in a non-boycotted Olympics.

Team Canada started strong on bars, with all four athletes competing well.  Kristina scored 13.80 with a well-executed routine.   Beam was tough on the team.  Trouble started early when Victoria Moors wobbled and fell.  Kristina struggled, falling and scored a disappointing 11.33.  However, Kristina did not let this get her down.  Coming back on floor, all of Team Canada remained poised.  Kristina excelled and scored 14.366.   In the final event, Kristina was first off.  First vault was well-executed.  Kristina came around for her second vault, but trouble was ahead when the judges did not have her scheduled for a second vault.  Discussions between Elena and the head judge ensued.  Elena sprinted off for the paperwork, returning to the judge’s table.  Kristina remained calm during this time.  Judge’s had to call upstairs, eventually handing the phone to Elena.  Finally, Kristina was cleared to compete.  Kristina landed her second vault with a small step out – great job!  Score 14.1 combined.   All of the team scored well, with Ellie Black and Brittany Rogers in contention for event finals.

It was then a nail-biter for the team to wait to see if they would qualify for the Team Finals.  The team had already outscored their rivals Australia, and had to wait for Germany to complete their rotations in Subdivision IV.  Canadians were watching upstairs for the final scores – and they had placed 6th – ahead of Germany.  Cheers erupted as the placements were announced, meaning that mathematically Canada had made Team Finals!  Kristina and Elena were jumping up and down and hugging – and a few tears were shed!  Lubo and Angela soon arrived to congratulate Kristina, Elena and the rest of the team!  We are so proud of our Olympians and will be watching Tuesday when they appear in Team Finals.  See video of this momentous event!

London 2012: Canadian gymnastics team set to give front-runners a run for their money
July 31, 2012 –  

Artistic gymnastics team set to make Canadian history Tuesday
July 30, 2012 –

Canada’s artistic gymnasts earn a chance in the team final
July 30, 2012 –

Canadian women make history by earning berth to artistics gymnastics team final
Jully 29, 2012 –

The Code Word is Shazam!
Canadian gymnasts qualify for team final, make history
July 29, 2012 – Postmedia Olympic Team

Kristina Vaculik – CTV Olympic Profile

Kristina Vaculik – Wikipedia

Elena Davyvoda – Wikipedia

Kristina Vaculik:  “It’s incredible to think how far I’ve come to be here”. 
July 28, 2012 – gymnasticscanada

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik reaches for Olympic gold
July 26, 2012 –

Kristina Vaculik:  Canada’s Rock
July 12, 2012 –

Whitby celebrates Olympic Athletes
July 18, 2012 –

Celebrating hometown heroes
The Oshawa Express

Gemini Gymnastics, flying high to the Olympics at the Oshawa Airport

The Fighter:  Gymnast Kristina Vaculik
Stanford Magazine

Kristina Vaculik
July 3, 2012 –

Kristina Vaculik & Elena Davydova Honoured by the City of Oshawa

The Final List:  2012 Olympians, artistic gymnastics
July 12, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examienr

Video – Meet Canada’s Olympic Gymnastics Team (featuring Kristina)
June 30, 2012 – Gymnastics Canada

Meet Canada’s Olympic Gymnastics Team
June 28, 2012 –

The List:  Named 2012 Olympians from around the world
July 2, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Vaculik Leads Canadian Olympic Squad
June 28, 2012 –

Whitby gymnast Kristina Vaculik cements hold on Olympic berth:  Leads selection event in Quebec, looking good for London 2012

Kristina Vaculik among gymnasts to compete for Canada at London Games
June 29, 2012 – Winipeg Free Press

Kristina Vaculik off to the Olympics
Oshawa Express

Kristina  Vaculik determined to succeed
Oshawa Express

Vaculik on Course to Join Canada’s Olympic Gymnastics Team
June 27, 2012 –

Kristina attends Olympic Selections
Gatineau, Quebec – June 26 – 28

News and notes from the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials
June 27, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

VIDEOS – Olympic Selection
Day 1

Interview – Kristina – Day 1

Uneven Bars

Day 2

Interview Day 1

Uneven Bars
Vault 2

Preview:  Canadian Olympic Selection Camp
June 26, 2012 – ctv olympics


Senior High Performance; Gold on Bars and Beam, Silver on Floor, 4th on Vault, Gold All Around.

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik sets herself up well for London Olympics:  Oshawa Gemini Gymnastics member wins third all around Canadian title
May 30, 2012 – www.

Vaculik, Gafuik Win Canadian Titles
May 24, 2012 –

Vaculik, Gafuik Continue Reign in Regina
May 26, 2012 –

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik off to fantastic start at nationals
Gemini gymnast looking for one of five Olympic team berths
May 24, 2012 –

Vaculik tops qualifying at Canadian gymnastics championships
May 23, 2012 – CBC Sports

Kristina Vaculik, Shallon Olson lead as 2012 Canadian Nationals begin
May 22 – 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Notes on Canadian Nationals
May 23, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Vaculik tops women’s field in qualifiers at Canadian Gymnastics championships
May 22, 2012 – The Canadian Press


Vaculik has sights set out Olympic Games
May 23, 2012 – The Globe and Mail

Kristina Vaculik is determined to make it to the Olympics
May 23, 2012 – Globe and Mail Video

Kristina Vaculik on Olympics
May 7, 2012 – NewsDurham on Youtube

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik eagerly anticipates Olympics
Gemini Gymnast a leading contender to represent Canada in London
May 3, 2012 –

CTV – Olympic Athletes to Watch
Kristina Vaculik – Artistic Gymnastics


Kristina Vaculik Win’s All-Around at Brazil meet

2nd Artistic Gymnastics Meeting Concludes
April 15, 2012 –

Canadian women shine at international gymnastics meet in Brazil
April 15, 2012 –

Canada, Brazil Triumph in Sao Bernardo
April 14, 2012 –


Pacific Rims: The International Teams
The Couch Gymnast – March 19, 2012

Complete results:  2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships event finals
Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner – March 18, 2012

Quick hits:  Pac Rims event finals (seniors)
Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner – March 18, 2012

Canadian Gymnasts Finish 3rd at Pacific Rim
March 17, 2012 –

Who made event finals at Pac Rims? (women)
March 16, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Canada Cruises to Lead after First of Two Subdivisions
March 16, 2012 –

Quick hits:  Women’s team/AA finals at the 2012 Pac Rim Championships
March 16, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Quick Hits:  Pac Rim podium training
March 16, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymastics Examiner


Kristina Vaculik – Balance Beam Finals

Kristina Vaculik – Uneven Bars Finals

Kristina Vaculik – Vault – Team/AA


Photos – 2012 Pac Rims:  Women’s subdivision one
March 16, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Vaculik Acts as Gymnastics Team Glue
February 16, 2012 –

Stanford Teammates wish Kristina Good Luck!


Kristina and Natalie Vaculik compete at Elite Canada
Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik tops Elite Canada field
February 21, 2012 –

Olympic Hopefuls shine in Mississauga
Vaculik medals in 3 event finals

February 19, 2012 –

Vaculik wins women’s all around title at Elite Canada gymnastics meet
February 17, 2012 –

Kristina Vaculik, Robert Watson win Elite Canada
February 18, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Video – Kristina Vaculik Interview:  2012 Elite Canada
February 17, 2012 – Mississauga, Ontario

Video – Kristina Vaculik – Silver on Bars – 2012 Elite Canada

Video – Kristina Vaculik – Beam – 2012 Elite Canada

Video – Kristina Vaculik – Floor – 2012 Elite Canada


***Kristina Vaculik helps Team Canada vault their way into the Olympics***

On January 11, 2012, Team Canada placed second over-all at the London Test Event, securing a team spot for the the Canadian Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team at the 2012 London Olympics.  Gemini’s Kristina Vaculik, coached by Elena Davydova, had a strong showing, finishing 15th overall. 

Kristina also competed in the bars event finals, placing fourth in a very competetive field, coming behind the bronze medalist Yao Jinnan by only .034 points!  A very strongly executed beautiful routine from Kristina!

Kristina Vaculik gets a hero’s welcome home:  Gemini gymnast honoured in Oshawa for helping Canada earn Olympic berth
January 28, 2012 –

Whitby’s Kristina Vaculik helps Canada earn Olympic berth
January 11, 2012,

Canada’s  Women’s Team Earns Olympic Berth
January 11, 2012 –

Canadian women’s gymnastics team clinches Olympic berth
January 11, 2012 –

Vaculik and Lee Finish in Top Five on Uneven Bars
January 13, 2012 –

Vaculik and Lee Finish 4th and 5th on uneven bars at pre-Olympic gymnastics meet
January 12, 2012 –

Vaculik helps Canadian gymnasts qualify for 2012 Olympics
January 12, 2012 – The Stanford Daily

Who qualified to the Olympics? (women)
January 12, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Quick hits:  Event finals at the London Test Event, day one
January 12, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Complete results:  Women’s qualifying at the London Test Event
January 11, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Impressions:  Flight one at the London Test Event
January 11, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Quick Hits:  Women’s team/individual qualifications London
January 11, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Quick Hits:  Women’s podium training at the London Test Event
January 9, 2012 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner

Kristina Vaculik – Photostream

2012 Olympic Test Event: Teams
January 6, 2012 – chalkbowl

London Test Event: The Teams
January 5, 2012 –

Canadian women break camp and pack their bags for England
December 31, 2011 – Gymnastics Canada

Rogers, Chiarelli, Vaculik, Moors, Gerber and Lee to London…
December 30, 2011 – Blythe Lawrence, Gymnastics Examiner

London Test Event – The complete nominitive rosters
December 13, 2011 – Blythe Lawrence, Gymnastics Examiner


London Prepares Series

Women’s Artistic Qualification – January 11, 2012

Artistic Event finals – January 12 & 13, 2012


Beam Qualification

Floor Qualification


Event Finals (Entire Day 1) – Including Kristina Bars Routine

Women’s gymnatics team eyes Olympic berth
January 6, 2011 – Gymnastics Canada

Three more medals for Canada at Pan Am Games
October 28, 2011 – Gymnastics Canada

Quick Hits – Pan American Games, event finals day 2
October 28, 2011 – Blythe Lawrence, Gymnastics Examiner

All Around Effort
October 26, 2011 –

Triple Threat
October 28, 2011 –

Kristina Vaculik adds bronze at Pan Am Games
October 27, 2011 –

Quick Hits – Women’s alll-around finals at the Pan American Games
October 26, 2011 – Blythe Lawrence, Gymnastics Examiner

Quick Hits – Pan American Games, women’s team and AA qualification
October 24, 2011 – Blythe Lawrence, Gymnastics Examiner

Vaculik wins bronze medal at Pan Am Games
October 26, 2011 – Gymnastics Canada

Kristina Official Bio for Pan Am Games

Kristina places third overall in team event!

Artistic Gymnastics at Pan Am Games

Results October 24

Team Results – Canada Silver!

Kristina has qualified for the following finals:

Balance Beam


Qualifier Results – October 8, 2011
Team Results
All Around ResultsVTUBBBFX

Day 1 Qualifications
October 7, 2011 – Blythe Lawrence – Gymnastics Examiner


Kristina Vaculik’s focus shifts from Pan Ams to Olympics
November 10, 2011 –

Links: Photo galleries and quick hits from 2011 Worlds, Pan Ams
Contains Photos of Kristina & Elena

November 3, 2011 -Blythe Lawrence, Gymnastics Examiner

Whitby’s Vaculik wins Pan Am Silver
October 25, 2011 –

Canadian women win silver at Pan Am Games

Durham well represented at Pan American Games
October 9, 2011 –

Canada still looking for 2012 Olympic berth in gymnastics
Whitby’s Vaculik helps team to 11th place finish at world championships
October 14, 2011 –

Women’s gymnastics team zeroes in on 2012 Olympic berth
Women’s team bounces back after wobbly start at world gymnastics championships
October 8, 2011 – Gymnastics Canada

Whitby’s Vaculik sisters chasing Olympic dream
October 7, 2011 –

Gymnastics Canada anounces 2011 Women’s Team – Video

Jet setting Canadian women’s gymnastics team gears up for World Championships and Pan Am Games in October

Vaculik Shifts Focus from Academics to Olympics
June 17, 2011 – John Crumlish for International Gymnast Magazine


Pan Ams – BarsFloorBarsTeam Winners

Training in Tokyo: Balance Beam 1Balance Beam 2


Kristina Vaculik and Elena Davydova receive award from Town of Whitby for Pan Am Accomplishments
November 21, 2011

Pan Am Games

Uneven Bars (All Around)

Vault (All Around)

Floor (All Around)

Beam (All Around)

Floor (Team Event)

Beam (Team Event)

Who will win in Guadalajara? – Montage


Qualifying – Balance Beam

Qualifying – Uneven Bars

Qualifying – Floor

Qualifying – Vault


Balance Beam Qualifier

Uneven Bars Qualifier



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