Hibbert, Curtis

Curtis Hibbert, gymnast (b at Mississauga, Ont 1966). Hibbert is the finest gymnast Canada has ever produced. Proficient in all apparatus, he excels in the strength events. In 1987 Hibbert won the first medal by a Canadian at the World Championships with a 2nd place finish in the high bar. Despite not winning a medal at the 1988 Olympic Games he proved he was one of the best gymnasts in the world by achieving top 8 finishes in 3 of the 6 individual events. Hibbert was the star performer of Canada's Commonwealth Games team in 1990 winning 7 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Hibbert was again a medallist at the 1991 World Championships, winning a bronze in the vault event.