Natalie Garcia performing her ribbons routine at Lima 2019.

Natalie Garcia


• Represented Canada at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, placing 21st in the individual all-around
• 2018 Canadian junior all-around champion
• 2015 Canadian novice all-around champion
• Won medals in five of six events at the 2018 Pan American Junior Championships, including all-around silver


Getting into the Sport: Started taking recreational classes at age 7… Coaches soon realized that she had the natural talent to be a competitive gymnast… Outside Interests: Enjoys watching movies, going to the cottage, visiting the beach and following the Toronto Blue Jays during her time away from training… Odds and Ends: Carries a lucky penny in her gym bag… Collects fridge magnets and accreditation tags from competitions… Favourite quote: “Work hard in silence, let success be your noise” – Frank Ocean… Inspired by Russian  Evgenia Kanaeva, the first rhythmic gymnast to win back-to-back Olympic all-around gold medals…

Palmarès international

Youth Olympic Games: 2018 – 21st (all-around)

Pan American Junior Championships: 2018 – SILVER (team), SILVER (all-around), GOLD (clubs), SILVER (ball), BRONZE (hoop), 4th (ribbon); 2017 – BRONZE (all-around), 4th (ball), 4th (clubs), 4th (ribbon), 9th (hoop);

Pacific Rim Championships: 2018 – SILVER (team), 5th (all-around), SILVER (clubs), BRONZE (hoop), BRONZE (ball), 6th (ribbon)