09 May 2019
State Champions Crowned at the Go for 2&5 WA Gymnastics Championships
Gymnastics WA welcomed over 300 athletes from a total of 19 clubs to the recent Go for 2&5 Western Australian Gymnastics Championships. The championship event was held at two venues - the State Gymnastics Centre & High Flyers Trampoline & Gymnastics Academy from 3rd – 5th May, showcasing WA’s top athletes from all gymsports – Men’s & Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Aerobic, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics.
The three day competition kicked off with the Premiere Session, featuring our highest level athletes from Men’s, Women’s and Rhythmic Gymnastics. The enthusiastic crowd cheered on our athletes loudly and proudly and were even louder when the giveaway slingshots fired shirts and towels into the audience.
Harrison Jones from High Flyers Trampoline & Gymnastics Academy took out a collection of gold medals on Pommel, Rings, Parallel Bars and High Bar in the Men’s Artistic Senior International level. In Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Sophie Mahoney was crowned the Senior International State Champion, whilst Olena Edmeades took home the State Champion title for Junior International.
In Hall 2, the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition commenced with our Level 9 – Senior International competition, where Giorgia Chin from Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy (RGA) received gold on all apparatus, making her the Senior International State Champion for 2019. Kristina Gorry, also from RGA, was crowned the Junior International State Champion.
Acrobatic Gymnastics began on Saturday evening, displaying some amazing feats of strength and trust. This session saw multiple pairs and trios take home the title of 2019 State Champions.
On Saturday, we jumped straight into the Trampoline sessions at High Flyers’ new venue. Eva Kierath from Peak Trampoline took out the title of Female Senior International Trampoline State Champion and Jack Petrie from High Flyers was awarded the Male Senior International Trampoline title. Double Mini Trampoline State Champion titles were awarded to Keara Nel and Jack Petrie, both from High Flyers.
Finally, we began our fast-paced Aerobic Gymnastics session on Sunday morning. Congratulations to Alisha Bates from Northern Districts Gymnastic Club who won gold in the Senior International category, with a final score of 19.50.
Gymnastics WA again had the privilege of awarding the Beth Simpson Artistry Award, which is awarded annually to a Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Level 7 – 10 gymnast based on the artistic performance of their floor routine. The award is in memory of Beth Simpson who was a three-time state team member in the National Levels Stream. In 2019, there were eight athletes from five clubs nominated for this award. The winner of the 2019 Beth Simpson Artistry Award was Chloe Jankowitz from Northern Districts Gymnastic Club.
To wrap up the Go for 2&5 WA Gymnastics Championships, we would like to congratulate all of our athletes for their hard work and resilience. We would also like to thank all judges and volunteers who contributed their time selflessly towards the event, both behind the scenes, in the lead up and on the competition floor. An enormous thank you to you all.
To view all the results, please click here.
Gymnastics WA will shortly release more photos from the 2019 Go for 2&5 WA Gymnastics Championships, so please keep an eye on the Gymnastics WA Facebook Page and @gymwa on Instagram.