2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships Wrap Up

2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships Wrap Up

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The 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships were held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena with the Trampoline sports competing from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June.

KSTP were well represented on the NSW State Team, with 13 athletes competing across Tumbling, Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) with our club director Dima the State coach for Tumbling.

Congratulations to our National Champions for 2016!

Joshua Blench – U11 Tumbling Champion (first nationals)
Breanah Cauchi – U13 Tumbling Champion
Damon Louwen – U13 Tumbling Champion
Molly Mamo – U13 DMT Champion
Justin Fokes – U17 DMT Champion
Justin Fokes and partner – 17+ Sync Champions

Other podium finishes were:
Soraiah Jones – Bronze in U11 Tumbling
Damon Louwen – Silver in U13 DMT
Henry Clark – Silver in Junior International Tumbling.

A special mention to Madison Rodd, Rylee McKeon, Shaely Campbell and Rebecca Twomey who all made the finals for their respective events in their first National Championships. Justin also went into the finals in 2nd place for trampoline but in a personal best routine had a crash at the end and missed out on a medal.

Amelia Smith (first nationals) and Alexa Collins tumbled very strong also with some beautiful passes but just missed out on a finals spot. We are so proud of you all.

It was such a great week of hard work, friendship and growth from everyone. Including the very special people who were in our gym all week training, coaching and doing whatever was needed in order to keep KSTP operating for all our athletes. A huge thank you to Georgie, Zac, Jack, Shannon, Blake, Ethan, Ellie and of course Tracey. You all stepped up in your roles and we are so grateful for time and efforts. You show true dedication to your sport and our club. Thank you!!