Georgia-Rose Brown will be competing alongside Georgia Godwin at the 51st FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Queensland’s recent High Performance success

Gymnastics Queensland has had a busy end of the year in the high performance and international sectors. From World Challenge Cups to World Championship squad announcements, let’s take a look at everything that has happened over the last few months. 

Rhythmic 

On the 14th to the 18th of September, Australia’s Rhythmic group competed at the 39th FIG Rhythmic World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Australian group are Queensland’s Premier Senior Group from Brisbane. The girls finished in 22nd place, securing Australia a group place in the World Championships next year. 

MAG

Queenslander Vedant Sawant from Brisbane Grammar School competed in three World Challenge Cups in September. The first was in Paris, where he placed 5th in the pommel finals, narrowly missing a medal by just 0.1. He then went on to compete the following weekend at the World Challenge Cup in Hungary, where he placed 6th in the pommel finals. Lastly, Vedant competed in Turkey and finished 7th in the pommel final. This was a fantastic start to Vedant’s international career. 

Aerobics

The 13th Plovdiv Cup Aerobics Open took place in Bulgaria from the 8th to the 9th of October. Australia had seven representatives, including Queenslander Thoma O’Sullivan from Adrenaline Aerobics & Fitness. Thoma finished 34th in the Senior Division. Well done Thoma! 

Trampoline 

The 36th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships squad was also announced recently, with a large amount of Queenslander’s chosen to represent Australia in Bulgaria from the 16th until the 19th of November. The Queenslander’s chosen are: 

Senior TRP & SYN Male:
Blake Rutherford (Robertson Gymnastics)
Jayden Robertson-Patch (Robertson Gymnastics)

Senior DMT Female:
Carina Hagarty (Robertson Gymnastics)
Braida Thomas (Robertson Gymnastics)

Senior TUM:
Thomas Clough (Robertson Gymnastics)

Senior Judges:
TRP: Darren Gillis (Robertson Gymnastics, GymQLD)
DMT: Jarrod Spear (Independent) – QLD

Following the World Championships will be the World Age Group Competitions, which will take place in Bulgaria as well, from the 23rd until the 26th of November. The QLD representatives are:

Junior Under 22 TRP & SYN Male:
Harrison Lee (PCYC Redcliffe)
Bryce Edwards (PCYC Redcliffe)
 
Junior Under 22 TRP & SYN Female:
Charlotte Johnstone (Redland City Gymsports)
 
Junior U22 DMT Male:
Harrison Lee (PCYC Redcliffe)
Bryce Edwards (PCYC Redcliffe)
 
Junior Under 22 DMT Female:
Charlotte Johnstone (Redland City Gymsports)
 
Junior U22 TUM Male:
Kyle Hall (Robertson Gymnastics)
Lucca Wheatley (Robertson Gymnastics)
 
Junior U17 DMT Male:
Josh De Beer (Skybound Gymnastics)
 
Junior U17 TUM Male:
Reserve - Josh De Beer (Skybound Gymnastics)
 
Youth Under 15 TRP & SYN Female:
Willow Head (Robertson Gymnastics)
 
Youth Under 15 TUM Female:
Olivia Powell (Skybound Gymnastics)
 
Youth Under 15 TUM Female:
Kiara Lowman (Skybound Gymnastics)
 
Age Group Judges:
Nicole Richter (Independent) – QLD

Congratulations to the large number of QLD representatives in both selections!


MAG and WAG World Championships

12 MAG and WAG gymnasts have been selected to represent Australia at the 51st FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships later this month. 

2018 Commonwealth Games medallist Georgia-Rose Brown will join fellow Queenslander and 2022 Commonwealth Games medallist Georgia Godwin from Delta Gymnastics in Liverpool, alongside non-travelling reserve Kate Sayer from Premier Gymnastics and Queensland HPC, also from Queensland. Joining the girls will be the remainder of Georgia Godwin’s 2022 Commonwealth Games WAG teammates. 

Queenslander Mitchell Morgans was chosen to be a part of the MAG squad, alongside his three teammates from the 2022 Commonwealth Games and NSW athlete Heath Thorpe. QLD athlete David Tanner will also be present as travelling reserve. 

Delta Gymnastics’ coach Sasha Belooussov and Gymnastics Queensland’s HPC coach Misha Barabach will travel with the WAG team. Gymnastics Queensland’s High Performance Manager Trisha Hade has also been selected by the FIG to be head judge on Uneven Bars at these World Championships. 

Congratulations to the 12 athletes, as well as Misha, Sasha, and Trisha. You can watch them compete from the 29th of October in Liverpool.