06. February 2006  
MISSISSAUGA, Ont./Canada  
Artistic Gymnastics

Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs wins Canadian gymnastics trials

Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs of Toronto won the Canadian Commonwealth Games trials in artistic gymnastics, becoming one of five athletes to clinch a spot for the March 15-25 event in Melbourne, Australia.

Hopfner-Hibbs placed first in the trials rankings with 71.050 points. Alyssa Brown of Mississauga, Ont., was second at 68.700 while Gael Mackie of Coquitlam, B.C., was third, Brittney Habbib of Oshawa, Ont., fourth and Jenna Kerbis of the Brandon, Man., fifth.
The top-five earned a nomination to the team.
'It feels great to make the team,' said Hopfner-Hibbs (16) in a press interview.....