Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs



  • Finished 16th in the all-around at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Is the first Canadian female gymnast to win a medal at a World Championships (bronze on beam in 2006)
  • Has won six World Cup medals on beam and uneven bars
  • “She’s had a phenomenal career and she is by far Canada’s most successful female gymnast” – coach Carol Angela Orchard
  • Too young to compete at the 2004 Olympic Games, by 10 months
  • The lone Canadian woman to qualify for the 2005 World Championships where she finished 10th on the uneven bars
  • Four-time medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games but did not win the all-around title, despite being tied with the eventual winner Chloe Sims (Australia) – the new tie break rule separated them, but Sims still invited her onto the gold medal step on the podium

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2008 Beijing Gymnastics - ArtisticIndividual All-Around - Women16
2008 Beijing Gymnastics - ArtisticUneven Bars - Women19
2008 Beijing Gymnastics - ArtisticBeam - Women20
2008 Beijing Gymnastics - ArtisticVault - Women47
2008 Beijing Gymnastics - ArtisticFloor Exercise - Women56