Young duo at Fore­front

Cockburn Gazette - - WAFL -

FORE­FRONT Gym­nas­tics had cause for cel­e­bra­tion after two of their ath­letes won medals at the re­cent Aus­tralian Gym­nas­tics Cham­pi­onships.

Joel Hu­mich pro­duced a su­perb per­for­mance to claim gold in the level seven open rings, while his train­ing part­ner Josiah Hunter won bronze in the level 7 open pom­mel.

Hu­mich ad­mit­ted he had out­per­formed his own ex­pec­ta­tions at the tour­na­ment and har­boured as­pi­ra­tions of tak­ing his gym­nas­tics ca­reer fur­ther.

“I was sur­prised to get the gold, but it was a good feel­ing,” he said.

“I want to try and get to the Aus­tralian team over the next few years.”

Their coach Dar­ren Hicks said he was “stoked” to see the pair medal.

“You’ve got two gym­nasts go­ing to the Aus­tralian cham­pi­onships and both of them come back with some­thing, it’s a great feel­ing,” he said.

It was the per­fect house­warm­ing gift for Fore­front, who re­cently moved to Canning Vale.

Hicks said the new fa­cil­i­ties were fan­tas­tic and would of­fer a great path­way for as­pir­ing gym­nasts.

“We’ve come from a place where boys gym­nas­tics is hard to come by, a lot of them are shut­ting down and we’re try­ing to fo­cus on that and see if we can get some­thing mov­ing,” he said.

“We’ve got a pretty good group of boys and we’re see­ing if we can de­velop some­thing spe­cial out of them and get the new gen­er­a­tion com­ing through.”

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