Gymnasts propel to state championships
CALOUNDRA YMCA team class gymnasts performed well at the Queensland Junior State Championships in Brisbane, returning with six apparatus medals.
Gymnastics program manager Trevor Dowdell said “just getting to attend the end-of-season state championships is tough”.
“Thousands of WAG gymnasts compete locally, then qualify through regional championships to the state event,” he said.
“The top 800 made it in their respective junior levels four, fix and six.”
Mr Dowdell said there’s a high level of achievement from the young gymnasts.
“We are all proud of these Caloundra juniors doing well among the best in Queensland,” he said.
Competing in women’s gymnastics Level 5 was current Sunshine Coast regional champion India Burns, Madisyn Topping and Alex Thorne.
The results were: India second on vault and fifth All Around (AA), Madisyn third on beam and floor and ninth AA and Alex placed 15th AA.
Competing in men’s gymnastics was Nikita Holloway (Level 3), Ethan Taylor (Level 3), Patrick smith (Level 4), Dion Owen (Level 5), and Khaydn Rivett (L6).
The results were: Khaydn second on floor and bars and fourth AA, Dion third on pommel, fourth on floor and fifth AA, Nikita 17th AA, Patrick Smith 27th AA and Ethan 51st.
YMCA WINNERS: Madysin Topping, India Burns and Alex Thorne.