2019 GymSport Awards - Rhythmic Gymnastics

Gymanstics Australia has announced the 2019 GymSport Award winners for Rhythmic Gymnastics. All awards were announced via our Facebook page over Sunday and Monday, culminating in Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva's second consecutive Senior International Gymnast of the Year award. 

Congratulations to all winners.

Senior International Gymnast of the Year – Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva
Throughout 2019, Alex was a strong competitor both on the domestic and international stage. Alex took part in the Kazan, Sofia, Baku and Tashkent World Cup competitions displaying consistent and strong performances each time. Representing Australia at her second World Championships in Baku, Alex was also the highest ranked athlete in Oceania. Closer to home, Alex took home all six gold medals at the Australian Championships, securing her place once again as Australia’s top international gymnast.

Congratulations Alexandra for being named the 2019 recipient of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior International Gymnast of the Year Award.

Junior International Gymnasts of the Year – Saskia Broedelet
Continuing to display incredible potential, Saskia put together several strong performances throughout 2019. Finishing first at the Australian Championships and helping secure a gold medal for the QLD team, Saskia was selected as a member of the Junior National Squad. Saskia went on to represent Australia at the first FIG Junior World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Highlighting her dedication to the sport, Saskia went from strength-to-strength in perfecting her skills and consistency throughout 2019.

Congratulations Saskia for being named the 2019 recipient of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior International Gymnast of the Year Award

Australian Levels Gymnast of the Year – Catherine Lyndon
Representing South Australia at the Australian Championships, Catherine took home the All Around gold medal in the level 10 competition. Showing consistency with strong performances across all apparatus, Catherine was an integral member of the SA team winning the gold medal in the team competition.

Congratulations Catherine for being named the 2019 recipient of the RG Australian Levels Gymnast of the Year Award.

Judging Official of the Year – Kirsty Le Ray
Throughout 2019, Kristy represented Australia at the first FIG Junior World Championships in Moscow, Russia and took part in competitions across New South Wales as well as major competitions nationally including the Australian Championships and National Clubs Carnival. Dedicated to the growth and development of judging and judge education in Australia, Kirsty plays a vital role in the success of the sport in Australia.

Congratulations Kirsty for being named the 2019 recipient of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Judging Official of the Year Award.

Australian Levels Coach of the Year – Chelsea White
As one of Australia’s leading coaches, Chelsea has dedicated hours to helping gymnasts achieve their goals. With success at the Australian Championships, guiding the SA Level 10 team to a gold medal victory and as coach to current Level 10 Australian Champion Catherine Lyndon and senior quad coach at Mitcham Rhythmic Gymnastics, Chelsea plays an important role in the South Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics community.

Congratulations to Chelsea White for being named the 2019 recipient of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Australian Levels Coach of the Year Award.

International Coach of the Year – Kateryna Logachova
Coaching Australian National Team members to international success, Kateryna has a strong and dedicated attitude aimed at ensuring her athletes perform at their best. Coach to, Kateryna has coached on the worlds’ biggest stage and assisted athletes, most recently Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, on their journey of reaching their potential.

Congratulations Kateryna for being named the 2019 recipient of the Rhythmic Gymnastics International Coach of the Year Award.

Special Recognition Award – Sue Patrick
In 2019, Sue dedicated hours to the on-going growth and success of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Australia. Attending and volunteering at the National Clubs Carnival and Australian Gymnastics Championships as well as many Victorian state and club run events, Sue is the calming and familiar face all gymnasts look forwarding to seeing.

Congratulations Sue for being named the 2019 recipient of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Special Recognition Award.