Melanie Rocca has competed in scores of national and
international competitions, often finishing first in
vault, bars, beam and floor events. Besides performing
at an elite level in provincial and
nationals competitions, she has been a standout at
events in the United States and Europe as well,
including the Top Gym International in Belgium, the
China Motor International Gymnastic Cup in Taiwan, the
Slovenia International Meet and the Stella Zakharova Cup
in Kiev, Ukraine.
Her many honours and awards have come from a number of
organizations. A few of them include:
The Ontario Gymnastic Federation: For participation in
the 1998 Women's Artistic Provincial Championships.
Gymnastics Canada: In recognition of a bronze medal
(overall physical abilities junior) at the 1999 Canadian
Gymnastics Championships at Burnaby, B.C.
Gymnastics Canada: In recognition of international
gymnastics achievements in 2000.
Gymnastics Canada: Excellence Award in recognition of
outstanding international gymnastic performances while
representing Canada from 2001-2005.
Melanie was also named to the Mayor's Honour List in
2003 for outstanding service to the people of Sarnia.