Victoria Moors

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Victoria Moors
Full name Victoria Ashley Moors
Country represented  Canada
Born (1996-11-05) November 5, 1996 (age 20)
Surrey, British Columbia
Hometown Cambridge, Ontario
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Dynamo Gymnastics
Head coach(es) Elvira Saadi
Assistant coach(es) Valdimir Kondratenko
Music "Torn" by Nathan Lanier (2014) "Assassin's Tango" by John Powell (2011–2012 & Oct 2013 at the 2013 World Championships), Artsakh by Ara Gevorgian (Nov 2012-Sept 2013)
Retired May 31, 2015
World ranking All Around 4 (2014) Beam 31 (2012) Floor 6 (2012)

Victoria Ashley Moors (born November 5, 1996) is a retired Canadian artistic gymnast who represented her country at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Junior career[edit]


In December, Moors competed at Elite Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. She won the all-around competition with a score of 53.100.[3] In event finals, Moors placed first on vault, scoring 13.450; first on uneven bars, scoring 13.400; and first on floor, scoring 15.250.[4]


In May, Moors won the all-around title at the Canadian Championships in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, with a score of 56.925.[5] In event finals, she placed third on vault, scoring 13.625; first on uneven bars, scoring 13.925; and first on floor, scoring 15.425.[6]

Moors left the Cambridge Kips gymnastics club to move to Dynamo Gymnastics, a new club opened by her longtime coach, Elvira Saadi.[7]

Senior career[edit]


In January, Moors competed at the London Prepares series, where Canada placed second and qualified a full team to the 2012 Summer Olympics.[8] She contributed an all-around score of 54.282[9] and placed second in the floor final with a score of 14.200.[10]

In February, Moors competed at Elite Canada in Mississauga, Ontario. She placed third in the all-around competition with a score of 55.050,[11] third in the uneven bars final with a score of 13.300, and first in the floor final with a score of 14.650.[12]

At the beginning of March, Moors placed fourth at the American Cup in New York City with an all-around score of 56.365.[13]

Later in March, Moors competed at the Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Washington. She contributed to the Canadian team's bronze medal with an all-around score of 54.850.[14][15] Individually, she placed sixth in the floor final with a score of 13.250.[16]

In April, Moors won the silver medal in the floor final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Zibo, China, with a score of 14.025.[17]

In May, Moors competed at the Canadian Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. She tied for the silver medal in the all-around competition with a score of 56.300.[18] In event finals, Moors placed second on uneven bars, scoring 13.650, and first on floor, scoring 14.600.[19]

That summer, Moors hoped to be chosen as part of the five-member team that would represent Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics. After she helped Canada qualify a full team in January, Moors said, "I never really thought about it. Now, I have my mind set and I'm motivated to get to the Olympics. I really want to go."[20]

At the end of June, Moors was one of the twelve gymnasts chosen to compete at the Final Olympic Selection meet in Gatineau, Quebec.[21] On the first day of competition, she placed second in the all-around with a score of 55.000.[22] Based on her performances here and at the Canadian Championships, she was selected to the five-member Olympic team.[23] Moors said, "I’m just so excited to be going to the Olympics. I’ve been doing my floor routine for several years, and it’s just a case of practice makes perfect. I’m still working to make it better."[24]

London Olympics[edit]

At the end of July, Moors competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. She contributed scores of 13.700 on uneven bars and 14.600 on floor toward the Canadian team's fifth-place finish.[25] Moors said, "Our goal was to just finish top eight. But coming to the Olympics and finishing fifth, we weren’t expecting that. It’s unreal right now. We upset a lot of big countries. We definitely raised the bar for Canada; we’re leaving a trail for the next people, and for Rio. We just decided to go out there and go strong."[26]


In March, Moors competed for Canada in the FIG World Cup event in Worcester, Massachusetts, known as the American Cup. She got the highest score among the women on the floor during competition with a score of 14.600 and won the bronze medal behind American gymnasts Katelyn Ohashi and Simone Biles with an all-around score of 57.066.[27][28] In August, Moors was the first female gymnast to perform a double-twisting double layout in international competition during her floor exercise routine at the Pan American Senior Apparatus Championship.[29] At the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October, she finished 10th in the all-around.[30]

The double-twisting double layout skill on floor exercise is now called the "Moors" in the Code of Points. It is currently the only "I" skill (the newest and most difficult classification in women's floor) in the code of points and has a difficulty of 0.9. Currently, this skill is only performed by Moors and the United States' Mykayla Skinner.


In January, Moors was announced as a competitor for the 2014 American Cup (Greensboro, North Carolina) in early March. Then, in early February, she was announced as a competitor for the Tokyo World Cup in April.

In February, Moors competed at Elite Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. She won the all-around competition with a total score of 56.250 and qualified for the bars final, where she scored 13.225 and tied for the fourth place with Victoria-Kayen Woo, and for the beam final, where she scored 10.850 and came seventh. She also qualified for the floor final, but she didn't compete.


On 31 May 2015, Victoria announced her retirement from the sport via an Instagram post [31]

Eponymous Skills[edit]

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty When Added to Code of Points
Uneven Bars Moors Underswing with laid-out salto forward with 1/2 turn D 2012 Olympic Games
Floor Exercise Moors Double-twisting double layout I 2013 World Championships

Competitive History[edit]

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2008 Elite Canada 6th 1st
2009 Canadian Novice National Championships 1st 4th 2nd 1st 1st
2010 Elite Canada 1st 1st 1st 1st
2011 Canadian Junior National Championships 1st 3rd 1st 1st
2012 London Test Event 2nd 2nd
Elite Canada 3rd 3rd 1st
American Cup 4th
Pacific Rim Championships 3rd 6th
Canadian National Championships 2nd 2nd 1st
Olympic Games 5th
2013 American Cup 3rd 2nd 7th 3rd 1st
Canadian National Championships 5th
Pan American Championships 5th 2nd
World Championships 10th
2014 Elite Canada 1st 4th 7th
American Cup 4th
Tokyo World Cup 4th
Canadian National Championships 3rd 3rd 1st


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