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Natalie Vaculik
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Vaculik at the 2014 Cottbus World Cup

Country represented

Flag of Canada Canada

Born

March 12 1996 (1996-03-12) (age 21)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Years on National Team

2011-present

Club

Gemini Gymnastics

Coach(es)

Elena Davydova, Valery Yahchybekov

College team

Georgia Gymdogs

Natalie Vaculik (born March 12 in Oshawa) is an elite Canadian gymnast. She trains at Gemini Gymnastics under Elena Davydova and Valery Yahchybekov. She has an older sister, Kristina, who was a 2012 Olympian and competed for Stanford University. She currently competes for the University of Georgia.

Junior Career

Vaculik made her elite debut in 2008, at the Elite Canada, winning bronze on bars, and placing fifth in the all-around, eighth on vault, ninth on floor, and tenth on beam. The following year, she competed at the Canadian Championships, winning gold on bars, silver on floor, bronze in the all-around, and placing seventh on beam and ninth on vault. In 2010, she won silver on bars at the Elite Canada and the Canadian Championships, also placing fourth in the all-around and on beam and sixth on floor in the latter competition.

She made her international debut at the International Gymnix in 2011, winning team gold, all-around bronze, and placing fifth on bars. She competed at the Wild Rose meet, winning team and uneven bars gold, all-around and balance beam silver, and floor exercise bronze. At the Canadian Championships, she won all-around, uneven bars, and floor exercise silver, and placed sixth on beam and eighth on vault. She competed at the Puerto Rico Cup, winning balance beam gold, team silver, and placing seventh in the all-around. At the Elite Gym Massilia, she placed sixth on bars and eleventh in the all-around.

Senior Career

Vaculik made her senior debut in 2012, at the Elite Canada, placing fourth on bars and fourteenth in the all-around. She was not selected to the Canadian Olympic team.

In 2013, she placed seventh on beam at the Elite Canada. She won silver in the all-around at the Canadian Championships and placed fifth on bars and eighth on beam. She won a team gold at the Comaneci Invitational, but her next competition wasn't until the fall. At the Elite Gym Massilia, she won team silver and placed fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around and on bars. She committed to the University of Georgia in December.[1]

In 2014, she won gold on bars at the Elite Canada and placed fourteenth in the all-around. She placed ninth in the all-around at the International Gymnix, and fifth on bars and eighth on beam at the Cottbus World Cup. In late May, she competed at the Canadian Nationals, placing sixth in the all-around and on uneven bars.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2008Elite Canada583rd109
2009Canadian Novice National Championships 3rd91st72nd
2010Elite Canada 2nd
Canadian Junior National Championships 42nd46
2011International Gymnix1st3rd5
Wild Rose1st2nd1st2nd3rd
Canadian Junior National Championships 2nd82nd62nd
Puerto Rico Cup2nd71st
Élite Gym Massilia116
2012Elite Canada144
2013Elite Canada7
Canadian National Championships2nd58
Nadia Comaneci International Invitational1st
Élite Gym Massilia2nd554
2014Elite Canada141st
International Gymnix9
Cottbus World Cup58
Canadian National Championships66

References

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