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Alexandra Orlando
Born: January 19, 1987
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Residence: North York, Ontario
HomeTown: Toronto
Sports: Gymnastics
Height: 5'6"

Alexandra Orlando Bio
Alexandra Michel Orlando (born January 19, 1987) is a Canadian rhythmic gymnast. She was born in Toronto.Orlando has swept to win every rhythmic gymnastics event at the Canadian National Championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Orlando swept the individual event finals at the Elite Canada rhythmic gymnastics competition in 2007 and also won the all around crown. At the world championships in September, she finished ninth in the all-around competition and qualified for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

She won all six rhythmic gymnastics events included as part of the gymnastics program at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.She joined Graham Smith (1978, Edmonton), Susie O'Neill (1998, Kuala Lumpur) and Ian Thorpe (2002, Manchester) as the only competitors to win six gold medals at a single Commonwealth Games.

Orlando currently studies commerce at the University of Toronto and she continues to train at the Ritmika RG Club under Mimi Masleva. She is the subject of the book Alexandra Orlando: In Pursuit Of Victory (Toronto: BookLand Press, 2006) by Martin Avery.
Orlando is of Italian origins, her father is Sicilian and mother Salerno.

She stated in an interview, "I went last summer for vacations for two weeks. I have many Italian relatives, my family is from the South. My mother is from Salerno, and my father is Sicilian. They all live there still, just my family lives in Canada."
Alexandra topped the 50 sexiest female list compiled by webtv.hub competing at the Beijing Olympics.

Alexandra Orlando is the only Canadian gymnast thus far to have officially qualified for Beijing. That is due to her impressive recent record in rhythmic gymnastics. The 21-year-old, whose favourite apparatus is the ribbon, will head to the 2008 Olympic Games following a very successful 2007. She was selected as Canada’s closing ceremony flag bearer at the Pan American Games due in large part to her domination in rhythmic gymnastics, winning three gold medals in the clubs, rope and hoop events. Two months after that, at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Greece, she placed 9th overall against 140 of the world’s best rhythmic gymnasts. She was the only rhythmic gymnast from either North or South America to compete in the Olympic Qualifications finals. There, she upped her ranking one notch to ninth in the world. She appeared in the hoop final and placed seventh. It was the first time a Canadian had reached an individual event final at the world championships since Lori Fung did so in 1984. For this performance, Orlando earned a trip to the 2008 Olympic Games.

Orlando started gymnastics at the age of five. “Bursting onto the scene” is cliché most of the time, but not in her case. When she was just 12, Orlando entered the 1999 National Championships novice competitions. She won each individual apparatus title, and claimed the all-around championship. That propelled her onto Canada’s national junior team for 2000 and 2001 and both years she finished as junior national champion. Orlando has been on the senior national squad since 2002. Since then, Orlando has competed in three world championships (never finishing lower than 18th all-around) and has won every Canadian national title since 2003. In 2006, Orlando won six gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, tying the record for the most gold medals won by a single athlete at the Games. That helped earn her the mark of 2006 Commonwealth International Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year.

She is not only Canada’s most dominant rhythmic gymnast but one of the few non-Europeans to compete at such a high skill level. Orlando will head to Beijing for her first taste of Olympic competition – in a legitimate medal pursuit.

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