2019 GymSport Awards - Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Gymnastics Australia (GA) has announced the winners of the 2019 GymSport Awards - Women's Artistic Gymnastics. The awards were announced via the GA Facebook page over Friday and Saturday.

Congratulations to all winners.

Senior International Gymnast of the Year – Georgia Godwin 
Returning to competition after months on the sidelines due to injury, Georgia Godwin kicked off her competition season at the Australian Championships with outstanding performances. Georgia secured first place in the All-Around competition as well as on individual apparatus in her first competition of the year. Godwin earned selection and represented Australia at the Artistic World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany where she secured a quota place for the Tokyo Olympics. 


Congratulations to Georgia Godwin for being named the 2019 recipient of the WAG Senior International Gymnast of the Year Award.

Junior International Gymnasts of the Year, presented by Commonwealth Games Australia – Tiana Odessa

Representing Australia at the first Junior World Championships in Gyor, Hungary, Tiana Odessa was named to the Junior National following her strong performance at the Australian Championships. Placing first in the All-Around competition and in the individual apparatus finals at the National competition, Tiana displayed dedication and talent that highlighted her incredible future ahead.

Congratulations to Tiana Odessa for being named the 2019 recipient of the WAG Junior International Gymnast of the Year Award.

National Levels Gymnast of the Year – Amanda Edwards
Representing Western Australia at the Australian Championships, Amanda Edwards placed first in the Level 10 All-Around competition. Amanda showed maturity and consistency with strong performances across all apparatus taking home the gold medal on Beam and Floor. Amanda was also part of the Level 10 team helping them secure the bronze medal.

Congratulations to Amanda Edwards for being named the 2019 recipient of the WAG National Levels Gymnast of the Year Award.

International Coach/ Coaching Team of the Year – Alexandre Belooussov and Olga Belooussov
Playing an integral role in the development and success of both senior and junior athletes, Alexandre Belooussov and Olga Belooussov have coached individuals to the podium on the international stage. With a keen eye for the details in techniques and training, both coaches have guided dozens of athletes to reach their potential and display podium performances in international competition, including World Cup events.

Congratulations to Alexandre Belooussov and Olga Belooussov for being named the 2019 recipient of the WAG International Coach/ Coaching Team of the Year Award.

National Levels Development Coach of the Year – Kirsten Cole
Kirsten Cole has continuously demonstrated an excellent understanding of the development of competitive athletes throughout the Australian Levels system. Kirsten has successfully coaches athletes from level four to level 10, with athletes competing successfully at the Australian Gymnastics Championships both individually and in the team events representing Queensland. As a senior head coach at Premier Gymnastics, Kirsten has been personally responsible for many gymnasts’ achieving their career goals.

Congratulations to Kirsten Cole for being named the 2019 recipient of the WAG National Levels Development Coach of the Year Award.

National Levels Coach/Coaching Team of the Year – Skyla Woollons and Melissa Read

Taking a special interest in the development of gymnasts and their skills at every level, coaches Skyla Woollons and Melissa Read have played an important role in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics at both a state and national level. Coaching athletes at dozens of different competitions throughout 2019, both coaches have attended workshops and professional development to ensure the future success of athletes of every age.

Congratulations to Skyla Woollons and Melissa Read for being named the 2019 recipient of the WAG National Levels Coach/Coaching Team of the Year Award.