Dynamic new coach for gymnasts

Bogdan Ilyushchenko has just vaulted into a new job with the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club as the new head coach.

Bogdan Ilyushchenko has just vaulted into a new job with the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club as the new head coach.

Ilyushchenko now adds Kitimat to an already impressive background including touring with the Cirque du Soleil show.

Ilyushchenko takes over from outgoing coach Angela Pitzel.

Ilyushchenko has toured the globe extensively. As part of the high bar act with Cirque du Soleil’s show Alegria, he spent time in the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as 14 months in Japan, which he said was the best time he had throughout his tours.

But after three years his mind began to wander to new opportunities, which lead him to take the job in Kitimat.

He said he’s excited about the new job here, and is already enjoying the positive relationships he’s cultivating with the athletes.

Having moved here from Montreal, he’s impressed by the quality of people in town and their friendly demeanours. He said people back in Montreal are very rushed.

Looking ahead for Kitimat’s club, he wants to make a greater impact on professional gymnastics with Kitimat athletes, while maintaining the level of fun the kids have always enjoyed.

“We will keep it fun,” he said.

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