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Photo by: Grace Chiu

Date of Birth: 06/05/82
Place of Birth: Calgary, AB
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 117 lbs
Years on National Team: 1
  Canada did not qualify a team in men's gymnastics however it did qualify two individual spots. Alexandre Jeltkov grabbed one of the positions as expected but Kyle Shewfelt achieved a remarkable feat to earn his ticket to Sydney.

  With only four World Cup remaining, Shewfelt needed at least a top-eight on floor at each stop to stand a chance at achieving the top-16 World Cup ranking Olympic standard. He was brilliant to finish eighth overall in the event's World Cup standings. His top performance was a bronze medal in Scotland in which he registered the sixth highest score of the World Cup season and the ninth best score over the past four years.

  Shewfelt gained confidence early on he could achieve the Olympic requirements.

  "I was a bit intimidated at first," said Shewfelt, who trains five hours a day and is completing his high school by correspondence. "But by the third or fourth meet I realized that I belonged. I could compete at that level."

2000 Games
Sept. 16: Kyle Shewfelt, Calgary, was 89th overall after only competing in floor exercises and vault


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Kyle Shewfelt on Sep. 13

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