Australian Gymnastics Championships - Women's Artisitc Gymnastics (WAG) Wrap Up

Our WAG State Team torched the competition from Day One at the Australian Gymnastics Championships (AGC).

Held at Melbourne Arena between 20-26 May, all teams and individuals worked incredibly hard to put Queensland ahead of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania with a combined WAG and MAG (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics) medal tally of 52 Gold medals, 48 Silver medals and 39 Bronze medals.

Day One of competition saw our WAG Level 8 and Level 9 Unders win Gold in both their team events.

We finished the first day of competition with a bang! Our WAG Level 9 Team added to our Gold medal tally, and our WAG Level 10 Team were the icing on an already successful day with their Silver medal finish.

From team medals to individual medals, Grace Gullo from Splitz Gym was the Queenslander to be crowned Australian Champion for 2019. The Level 9 Under gymnast also won Gold on Vault, Beam and Floor, and Bronze on Uneven Bars.

Grace Webb from Delta Gymnastics was not far behind her teammate taking home the Silver. And Brianna Toopi from Southport Gymnastics Club did her state and club proud by taking out Gold on Uneven Bars.

There was nothing but maroon on the podium for the Finals of Level 8 14 and Under and Level 8 15 and Over.

Congratulations to Emily Fotek from Allstar Gymnastics on her title of Australian Champion from WAG Level 8 14 and Under. Isabella Wilson from Delta Gymnastics took the Silver and Doreen Chiang from
Premier Gymnastics followed with Bronze.

In the Level 8 15 and Over Final, Chloe Marginor from Delta Gymnastics claimed the Australian Champion title. Mazya Sudrikko from Delta Gymnastics took Silver and Ruby Ingle from Delta Gymnastics followed with Bronze.

Our medal count continued into Day Three and Four of Competition with the WAG Level 9 and 10 Finals.

WAG Level 9 15 years and under gymnast, Tammy Vo from YMCA Jamboree Heights took the All-Around Silver. In Level 9 16 years and Over, Brooke Hardin from AllStar Gymnastics found herself on the podium with Bronze.

Our WAG Level 10’s received a number of medals. Including Jayde Beutel from YMCA Victoria Point with a Silver All-Around, first on Bar, and second on Beam. 

Olivia Doherty from Allstar Gymnastics won the Bronze All-Around, and Bronze on Beam. 

Brigit McMahon from 360 Gymnastics placed first on Vault and teammate Grace Humphries from Victoria Park and Gymnastics Club won second on Bars. 

Level 10 16 years and Under gymnast, Jaymee Dillon from Delta Gymnastics was the final champion on Day 4 of the Australian Gymnastics Championships with a second on Bars and a third on Vault.

In the WAG Junior International Session the girls came out on top, with Gold for Queensland in the team event.

After a successful team event, Tiana Odessa from 360 Gymnastics went on to secure the All-Around Gold. She also won Gold on Vault, Beam and Silver on Floor. 

Alice Zhu from Splitz Gym/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre joined Odessa on the podium with All-Around Bronze. She added to her medal tally with Gold on Floor and Bronze on Bars.

Samantha Olivier from 360 Gymnastics won the Gold on Bars, and Isabella McDonnell-Baum from Delta Gymnastics placed third on Vault. 

After their successful performances, Tiana Odessa and Alice Zhu were selected to be a part of the WAG Junior National Squad.

Finally, it was on to our WAG Senior International team to bring it home for Queensland, and what a fantastic job they did! 

Georgia Godwin, from Delta Gymnastics, who recently returned from injury obliterated her competition at AGC. With a combined total score of 106.350 Godwin was crowned the All-Around Australian Champion. She also placed first on Floor and Vault.

Georgia-Rose Brown from Premier Gymnastics/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre narrowly missed the title of Australian Champion. Brown claimed the All-Around Silver medal with a score of 105.650. She also took out first place on her favourite apparatus, Uneven Bars. 

After Godwin’s and Brown’s successful AGC campaign, they were both selected to be a part of the WAG Senior National Squad. 

The Australian Gymnastics Championships continue from 30 May until 3 June with Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatics Gymnastics competitions. 

For full results from the Australian Gymnastics Championships, click here.