Black wins second medal at the 2017 Summer Universiade

Ellie Black (Mike Ridewood. Canadian Olympic Committee) (with permission)

Canadian Olympian Ellie Black of Halifax, Nova Scotia won her second medal at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday. Black won a bronze medal in the women’s individual all around gymnastics competition, only a day after winning the silver medal in the women’s gymnastics team competition.

A student at Dalhousie University, Black posted a total score of 54.95 points. Olympic bronze medalist Larisa-Andreea Iordache of Romania won the gold medal with a total score of 56.75 points. Asuka Teramoto of Japan won the silver medal with a total score of 55.65 points.

Black earned a podium spot by 0.75 points. Evgeniia Shelgunova of Russia finished in fourth place with a score of 54.2 points.

Black tied for first place on the vault and the balance beam. She tied for first place with Teramoto on the vault with a score of 14.5 points and tied for first place with Iordache on the balance beam with a score of 14 points.

Briannah Tsang of Vancouver, British Columbia was the other Canadian who qualified for the women’s individual all around. The Penn State student finished in 11th place with 51 points. Black, who represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will have confidence as she prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  



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