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Silvia Colussi Pelaez
Colussi pelaez silvia 2012 olympic test event
Colussi at the 2012 Olympic Test Event

Country represented

Flag of Spain Spain

Born

August 17 1995 (1995-08-17) (age 22)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Club

Oakville Gymnastics Club

Coach(es)

Jesus Carballo, Almudena San Jose

Current status

Active

College team

Oregon State (formerly Florida Gators)

Silvia Colussi Pelaez (born August 17 in Toronto) is a Canadian-born Spanish gymnast. She has a younger sister, Marianna, who also competes for Spain. She trains in Canada at Oakville Gymnastics Club, and often competes in Canadian domestic competitions. Her freshman year she was student at the University of Florida, where she also competed for their NCAA gymnastics team. She then transferred to the Oregon State University, where she also competed for their NCAA gymnastics team.

Career

Colussi's senior debut came in 2011. She competed at the Canada Winter Games, winning the all-around. She also competed at the World Championships in Tokyo, but did not qualify for the all-around or any event finals. The following January, she compted at the London Olympic Test Event, placing seventh with the Spanish team. They repeated their seventh place finish at the European Championships.

She was not named to represent Spain at the Olympics, but continued to compete afterwards. She competed at the Osijek World Cup, winning bronze on floor, and placing fourth on bars and sixth on beam. She also competed at the Elite Gym Massilia, winning the team and individual all-around gold medals.

In 2013, she won gold on uneven bars at the International Gymnix in March. In July, she competed at the Spanish National Championships, winning all-around, vault, balance beam, and floor exercise bronze, and placed fifth on uneven bars. She also competed at the Cottbus World Cup, placing sixth on floor exercise. She competed at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, but did not qualify to the all-around. However, prior to the competition, she submitted a balance beam skill to the FIG: a free aerial cartwheel across the beam. She successfully performed it in qualifications, and it was added to the Code of Points, given an "E" rating, and named after her.

In 2014, Colussi began her first competitive season at the University of Florida. After the season ended, it was announced that she would be transferring to Oregon State University for the 2015 season.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2011Canada Winter Games1st1st3rd
2012London Olympic Test Event7
Brussels European Championships7
Osijek World Cup463rd
Élite Gym Massilia - Open Team1st2nd1st
Élite Gym Massilia - Open Individual1st1st
2013International Gymnix1st
Cottbus World Cup6
Spanish National Championships3rd3rd53rd3rd

Floor Music

2013 - "El Conquistador" by Maxime Rodriguez

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