Gym­nast is on a roll

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

YOUNG Ko­ralee Catlett is not afraid to aim high de­spite her youth.

The 10-year-old gym­nast is the Aus­tralian na­tional cham­pion in the tum­ble dis­ci­pline and al­ready has her sights set on next year’s na­tion­als to de­fend her ti­tle.

The Ju­nior Sports Star nom­i­nee also placed sec­ond in the dou­ble mini trampoline and took home a bronze medal in trampoline at the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in May.

While next year she will jump into a new age bracket, the gym­nast from Rooty Hill said she was keen for the chal­lenge.

“I like the trampoline and tum­ble be­cause we get to learn lots of new tricks and we make lots of new friends,” Ko­ralee said.

With Sam Palmer as her in­spi­ra­tion, Ko­ralee said she wanted to em­u­late the world cham­pion tum­bler’s work ethic.

“She (Palmer) inspires me with her hard work that she puts in and her ded­i­ca­tion,” she said.

Nom­i­na­tions for the 2015 NewsLo­cal Ju­nior Sports Star Awards close Oc­to­ber 23. The awards are spon­sored by Rebel.

De­tails: ju­nior­sportsstar.com.au

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