Canada’s Pan Am Hopefuls – Anastasiya Muntyanu

Originally from the Ukraine, Anastasia is already an experienced athlete at 19. She competed for Team Canada in rhythmic gymnastics at the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games. She also won two silver medals and a bronze in the team event at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan Am Games.

Canada’s Pan Am Hopefuls – Anastasiya Muntyanu

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Transcript: “Canada’s Pan Am Hopefuls – Anastasiya Muntyanu”

Video length: 2:58 minutes

The video begins with music playing in the background. A close-up of Anastasiya Muntyanu appears on the screen with her name at the bottom of the screen with lighting effects. Anastasiya narrates.

NARRATOR: My name is Anastasiya Muntyanu. I do rhythmic gymnastics, and I am originally from Ukraine. My role as an athlete going into the games would be to act as a volunteer and a mentor to the athletes that are there.

Various frames of Anastasiya doing rhythmic gymnastics are shown. The text “2015 Pan Am Anastasiya Muntyanu” appears at the bottom of the screen.

In the middle of the screen the text “Former athlete rhythmic gymnastics” appears.

Background changes to Anastasiya doing rhythmic gymnastics.

NARRATOR: I started rhythmic gymnastics when I was in Ukraine and I was four years old.

Background displays 2 photos of Anastasiya doing gymnastics poses.

Background changes to Anastasiya doing rhythmic gymnastics.

NARRATOR: My parents just put me into the sport because it was a popular sport in Europe at the time, and they just wanted me to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Background changes to blue with a globe and glowing maple leaves. Anastasiya talks to the camera.

NARRATOR: So, as I started training, I really enjoyed it, and because there are so many little gymnasts trying to do their absolute best, there is a lot of competition going on. And so I was very excited when I was selected to go to my first competition when I was only seven years old.

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NARRATOR: We’re only about five people out of a hundred were chosen and I was absolutely proud and ecstatic to do that. When my parents moved to Canada, I told them that if we move, I would have to continue doing rhythmic gymnastics here. That was my goal. So when we got here, I went to Sport Seneca, which was a club at the time for rhythmic gymnastics, and that’s where I made most of my improvements. And in 2007, I made the national team of Canada.

Background changes to blue with a globe and glowing maple leaves. Anastasiya talks to the camera.

NARRATOR: As a team going into the Pan American Games in Guadalajara 2011, our goal was to perform a clean routine and do our absolute best. This was hard to do because we just came back from World Championships in 2011 where we qualified for the Olympic Games, so we only had a month to regain our focus—our concentration–and start fresh again to make sure that we show everyone that we can do clean routines at any time.

We got silver all around, and another silver in our routine, and we also got a bronze.

An image of the team is displayed. All girls are standing on the podium with their silver medals. Another image is displayed of just the medals.

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NARRATOR: It’s amazing to see all the different countries coming together for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Toronto is naturally a very multicultural city, and there’s different traditions, different cultures, so I believe it’s very important to make everyone feel accepted and make everyone feel at home so they’re absolutely comfortable with the environment that they are in, and the only thing that they are focusing on is how to do their absolute best at the competition, and they don’t have any outside distractions.

Background changes to blue with a globe and glowing maple leaves. Anastasiya talks to the camera.

NARRATOR: I’m very fortunate, proud, and lucky to be a Canadian citizen because there are so many opportunities that Canada has to offer, and it’s very supportive to the athletes, and to the students, and to the general population.

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NARRATOR: So the two things that I’ve experienced so far is being an athlete and being a student, and in both of these fields, Canada just provides as much support as possible in order to help everyone achieve their dreams, and I’m very happy and I’m very lucky for that.

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The Citizenship and Immigration Canada corporate signature and the copyright message “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, 2014” are displayed followed by the Canada wordmark.

 
 
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