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Black named top Canadian gymnast

<p class="description">Halifax gymnast Ellie Black competes on the balance beam during the Elite Canada Artistic Gymnastics competition Feb. 7 at the Canada Games Centre.</p>
Ellie Black

Ellie Black is Canada’s top women’s artistic gymnast once again.

The Halifax native was named Gymnastics Canada’s senior female athlete of the year on Sunday and her coach David Kikuchi of Fall River is the coach of the year. Black finished 12th in the all-around competition at the world championships in Qatar and helped Canada to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.

“Last year was an amazing year for Canadian gymnastics and to have a performance like that for Canada and for the team was really exciting,” Black said in a news release. “I was personally happy to have those results, and to have helped lead the team and to help lead it moving forward.”

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