Photo via Ellie Black on instagram
Earlier today, Arabian Punch Front first revealed the news on social media that 2012 Olympian and 2013 World Team member Victoria Moors was out of the Commonwealth Games for Canada. No official statement has been released from Gymnastics Canada or from Moors herself. All that is known is that Victoria Moors was having a difficult time at the training sessions. While unlikely that this abrupt withdrawal was due to injury, we will wait for confirmation.
Photo via Jean-Francois Mathieu on facebook
The Canadian gymnasts were able to attend the Opening Ceremony but Victoria Moors was missing. Since then Moors, has showed pictures that she is at home and posted a picture to instagram wishing luck to the Canadian team.
We all have ups and downs, but thanks to everyone for understanding my downs right now.❤️
— Victoria Moors (@VictoriaMoors) July 26, 2014
Victoria Moors is replaced by Victoria-Kayen Woo. At the 2014 Canadian Championships, she finished 5th in the all around and 4th on the uneven bars. Given Canada's strong all arounders, it will be interesting to see how Woo fits in this lineup. Watch for her on uneven bars where she has a 5.5 D-score and may hope to make event finals. For Woo, this could also be an extra opportunity to prove herself as a World Team contender.
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