Gymnast Profile: Talia Chiarelli :)

Talia Chiarelli was born on May 12, 1995. She is 20 years old and was born in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2006, she moved to Massachusetts and competed for Brestyan’s Gymnastics at the 2009 and 2010 Visa Championships. After 2010, Chiarelli no longer competed for Brestayn’s Gymnastics. She continued to compete, though. However, she now began competing for Canada. In May of 2011, Talia competed at the Canadian National Championships. She placed 6th all around with a 52.375. She also placed eighth on beam with a 12.175 and third on floor with a 13.525. She competed for Canada at the Japan Cup later that year. She was also chosen as the alternate to Canada’s worlds team that same year.  In October, she competed at the 2011 Pan American Championships. She helped Canada win a silver medal in the team with an individual score of 52.625.  That score gave her 13th place in the all around.  She placed fifth on beam in event finals with a 13.075.  In January of 2012, Talia competed at the London Prepare Series (aka London Test Event). There, Canada qualified a full team to the Olympics. At the test event Talia competed on vault scoring a 14.500. She also competed on beam and floor scoring a 13.400 and 13.433 on those apparatuses. In April, Talia competed in a meet in Brazil where she won the floor final with a 14.25. In June, Talia was invited to a Olympic Selection Meet, but had to withdraw due to back problems. At her first meet back from her back injury, the 2013 Elite Canada, she placed 5th on vault and 1st on beam. She now attends University of Michigan and will compete as a junior this upcoming competition season. She has career highs of 9.90 on vault, 9.975 on beam and 9.975 on floor. Her best events are beam and floor and she looks forwards to competing for Michigan in upcoming competitions.

Photo via Getty Images. Above Talia competes on balance beam at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Thank you for reading this article! Stay tuned for upcoming gymnast profiles with other Michigan gymnasts… Also, if you want, go check out my sister’s blog at:

arabiangymnastics.blogspot.com

By the way, I help her write most of her articles. ;D

Also, below watch some of Talia’s best collegiate routines so far:

Vault:

Beam:

Floor:

And just for fun, watch her “men’s” floor routine below: ;D

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