July 7h, 2021 – July 17th, 2021
2022 NATIONAL WUSHU CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2022 Canadian National Wushu Championships, also known as the National Wushu Selections, were held in Thunder Bay from July 29th to July 31st, 2022. The competition brought together more than 500 martial arts athletes from across Canada, including previous national team members and top athletes from the provinces. As an official event recognized by the International Wushu Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Wushu Association since 1993, the National Championships aim to promote the development of the national Wushu movement. It also serves to select the members of the Canadian National Wushu Team, which will soon represent Canada at the Wushu World Championships and Junior Wushu World Championships.
Our nationally renowned martial arts school, the Calgary Tai Chi and Martial Arts College, sent 35 athletes to participate in the National Championships, winning 34 gold medals, 37 silver medals, and 24 bronze medals. Our college was also the only institution in Alberta from which students were selected for both the Canadian Junior and Senior National Wushu Teams.
Four of our college’s students qualified for prestigious positions on the Canadian Senior National Wushu Team. Winnie Cai and Jason Chen-Leung both scored 9.65 points in Jianshu, the highest scores in the category. In doing so, they also won first place in the women’s all-around and men’s all-around categories respectively and were both selected to join the national team. Meanwhile, Murray Cheung ranked first in Tai Chi with a record score of 9.6, qualifying for both the Senior National Wushu and National Tai Chi teams. Finally, Paco Huang was also selected for the Senior National Team, meaning that a full four of the eight spots on the national team will be filled by students from our college. Next year, the Senior team will represent Canada in the 16th World Wushu Championships, to be held in Dallas in the United States.
In the junior category, Virginia Cai won first place in three categories of the A Group women’s competition, while Artur Ismagilov took home two first places, qualifying them both for the Canadian Junior National Wushu Team. The duo will help represent Canada at the 8th Junior Wushu World Championships in Indonesia this December.
Despite this being the first National Championships in two years due to the pandemic, the athletes of the Calgary Tai Chi and Martial Arts College were as strong as ever! Many of our team members were younger students, participating in their first national trial. At the competition, these younger athletes won not only medals but also invaluable experience and new friendships. We trust that these up-and-coming athletes will bring yet more honours to the college at national competitions in the exciting years to come, perhaps even as members of the Canadian national teams…
2022 年加拿大全国武术锦标赛于7月29至31日在Thunder Bay顺利举行。此项赛事汇集了加拿大全国超过500多位的武术运动员，包括往届的国家队队员和各省顶尖高手。这是自1993年开始被国际武联和加拿大奥委会以及加拿大武术协会承认的官方赛事，旨在推动全国武术运动的发展，同时对加拿大国家武术队进行选拔，以组成世界武术锦标赛和世界青少年武术锦标赛的参赛队伍。
其中Winnie Cai 和 Jason Leung分获剑术全场最高分9.65分，同时他们还获得了女子全能和男子全能第一名，顺利入选加拿大国家武术队。太极运动员Murray Cheung获得9.6分最高分，位列太极第一名，入选国家武术队和国家太极队。同时入选国家武术队的还有本校学员Paco Huang，他们四人将与另外四人组成加拿大武术队，参加在美国达拉斯举办的第十六届世界武术锦标赛。
青少年组别中Virginia Cai 获得了A组女子三个项目的第一名，入选加拿大青少年武术队，本校学员Artur Ismagilov夺得两项第一名，他们二人将代表加拿大参加12月份在印尼举办的第八届世界青少年武术锦标赛。