2022 High Performance wrap-up
It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over. 2022 has been a year jam-packed with success for not only Australia, but Queensland. We saw Queensland athletes secure a total of 3 gold and 4 silver international medals, on top of numerous other successes. So, before we jump into 2023, let’s take a look at the states High Performance success over the last 12 months.
Australian Gymnastics Championships
The 2022 Australian Gymnastics Championships took place at the Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre from May 12th to 25th.
Senior – 3rd All Around – David Tanner
Junior – 1st All Around – Matthew Davies
Senior – 1st All Around - Georgia Godwin
Junior – 1st All Around – Ruby Pass
Senior – 2nd All Around - Lidiia Iakovleva
Senior Group – 1st 2nd & 3rd
Senior men – 2nd – Blake Rutherford
Senior women – 3rd – Charlotte Johnstone
Junior men – 2nd – Bryce Edwards
National Trampoline Teams Champion
The 2022 Commonwealth Games took place in Birmingham, UK. The games ran from the 28th of July until the 8th of August, and saw outstanding success for team Aus, including a record breaking 5 medals from QLD’s Georgia Godwin. These 5 medals catapulted her into the record books, tying with Allana Slaters current record of 8 total Commonwealth Games medals for Women’s Gymnastics.
Mitchell Morgans – High Bar & P Bar finals
James Hardy & David Tanner (reserves)
Georgia Godwin – 2 Gold, 3 Silver
Kate Sayer (reserve)
Lidiia Iakovleva – Hoop finals
Team – 2nd
MAG and WAG: The 51ST FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships took place in Liverpool, from the 29th of October to the 6th of November.
Mitchell Morgans – 9th High Bar
David Tanner (reserve)
Georgia Godwin – 12th All Around, 10th team
Georgia-Rose Brown, 10th team
Kate Sayer (reserve)
Rhythmic: The 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships was held from 14 to 18 September 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Lidiia Iakovleva – (withdrew)
Premier Senior group – 22nd
Trampoline: The 36TH FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships took place from the 16th-19th November in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Women’s DMT team secured the first gold medal for the team since 1988.
Blake Rutherford (withdrew)
World Champions – Team
WORLD CUP – TRP
WORLD CHALLENGE CUPS - MAG
Vedant Sawant (BGS)
The following athletes also received performance scholarships:
Earlier in the month, selection trials were held to determine which athletes compete at International events in early 2023. The following MAG QLD athletes were selected:
World Cup Tour (Cottbus, Doha and Baku)
EnDW DTB Pokal Cup – (Which will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, in March)
The WAG selection trials will be happening later in December.
Junior World Championships
This is the pinnacle event for Junior International athletes, which will be held in Turkey in April. As the event is only held once every 4 years, it is a great achievement for Matthew to be selected.
Special mention also goes out to Jack Coates, who is head coach at Brisbane Grammar School, on the selection of multiple athletes at BGS.
What an incredible achievement across 2022 from our Queensland athletes. Congratulations to all athletes who competed both internationally and nationally this year, here’s to 2023!