About International Gymnix
The INTERNATIONAL GYMNIX women's artistic gymnastics competition exists since 1991. This unique event in Canada groups together the Canadian and world’s elite in a festive atmosphere which combines performance and friendship. As one of the rare international competition that offers apparatus raised on podium, this event is sought after by Canadian gymnasts. In 1995, the GYMNIX CLASSIC was created to welcome athletes from the provincial and national categories.
We are very proud to mention the names of a few well known gymnasts who participated in PREVIOUS International Gymnix, notably the 1992 Olympic team champion Oksana Chosovitina (UZB), the 1996 Olympic all-around champion Lilia Podkopayeva (UKR) and team champion Dominique Dawes (USA), the 2004 Olympic all-around champion Carly Patterson (USA), the 2007 world champion and 2008 Olympic beam champion Shawn Johnson, the 2009 world champion Bridget Sloan (USA), the 2010 world all-around champion Aliya Mustafina (RUS) and floor champion Lauren Mitchell (AUS) and the 2011 world champion Jordyn Wieber (USA).
Since 1991, gymnasts from all continents have filled the podium of L'INTERNATIONAL GYMNIX coming from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Finland, France, Great-Britain, Israel, Italia, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
L'International Gymnix has been named Compétition sportive par excellence in 2003, 2005,
2008, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2016.
This prize is presented annually during the Soirée des Lauréats montréalais, an award ceremony organized by the city of Montreal.
Gymnix is a women's artistic gymnastics club qualified as "excellence". Since its foundation in 1973 by Mrs. Nicole McDuff, Gymnix has given itself the mission to:
- Provide cutting-edge and quality professional services
- Recruit and train provincial, national and international gymnasts
- Develop and make available to the community a youth program of physical activity and healthy recreation
- Adopt a favorable business growth and autonomy of the agency in collaboration with members and partners.
Gymnix and the Olympic Games
Gymnix is the only gymnastics club in Quebec who has qualified athletes on the Canadian Olympic Team in the past twenty years.
Indeed, Gymnix establishes a Canadian record in Women's Artistic Gymnastics with a total of
6 participations at the Olympic Games.
Gymnix former Olympians are:
- Nansy Damianova (Beijing, 2008)
- Amélie Plante (Athens, 2004)
- Émilie Fournier (Sydney, 2000)
- Julie Beaulieu (Sydney, 2000)
- Mylène Fleury (Barcelona, 1992)
- Cathy Giancaspro (Seoul, 1988)