Canadian Sport Center Manitoba Post – Bela Keeps on Beaming

Rio Roundup: Days 8 to 10

Isabela Onyshko was the only Canadian gymnast to qualify for both an all-around final and an apparatus final. Through her qualifiers she stayed composed and positive, always the first to congratulate or encourage her teammates. In this afternoon’s final, she performed her beam routine with confidence but fell partway through, following a difficult element. Bela finished her routine beautifully, earning an eighth place finish with a score of 13.400.

After speaking with Brandon Eagles (and Team Canada Gymnastics) coach Lorie Henderson, Isabela was all smiles once again, hugging the first place finisher, Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands. As one commentator noted, Bela surprised many by making it to today’s beam final alongside some powerful competitors. Though the young gymnast has never looked for attention, she certainly proved herself worthy of it at the Rio Olympic Games.