Yesterday. after months of writing and talking about her, I finally had the chance to meet Ellie Black!
Ellie’s performances at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games in Artistic Gymnastics were nothing if not impressive. Winning three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze over a four-day period made her the most decorated Canadian athlete at the games.
they are even more impressive in-person than on camera!
Seeing first-hand how crazy the competition can be with different athletes competing on different apparatus all at the same time, I was interested to find out how someone who seemingly thrives under the pressure stays focused. Check out my full interview with her – including some hard-hitting questions like, “What’s your favorite animal?” 😉
Thanks so much to Ellie for taking the time to talk with me before her training, it was an honor to meet her and get the chance to watch such an impressive athlete practice in her home gym.
Catch up on my other posts on Ellie Black and my Pan Am Games Experience this summer by clicking the links below:
- Ellie Black’s Journey to the 2015 Pan Am Games
- Catch Up On Ellie Black’s Media – Get to know your Nova Scotia Olympian
- Nova Scotia’s Pan Am Princess Ellie Black
- My 2015 Pan Am Games Experience
And get a bit more “behind the scenes” footage from my visit with Ellie in this post I wrote for the 2016 Olympics with additional vidoe footage!
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