Almost 1000 junior gymnasts heading to State gymnastics championships

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Almost 1,000 junior gymnasts – including athletes from Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy, YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics Club, Maroochy Beach Gymnastics and Cooroy Gymnastics Club – will compete for the title of state champion as part of the Gymnastics Queensland Junior State Championships taking place in Brisbane between 21 and 25 September.

The junior state championships is one of the most significant events on the gymnastics calendar, with all competitors having to qualify at a regional level in order to compete.

Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said competitors from 57 clubs would take to the floor, vault, bars, rings and beam during the five-day event at the Sleeman Sports Complex Arena.

“This event is the culmination of months of hard work, training and commitment from these young gymnasts, who have all performed at a high level in their regional area,” Ms Dowdell said.

“I’m confident the routines will be very impressive from both the male and female gymnasts.”

“It is a great opportunity for gymnasts to learn from their peers across the state, with competitors travelling from as far north as Cairns and Townsville right down to the southern Gold Coast.”

Ms Dowdell said that gymnasts would perform at an individual level in addition to a regional challenge which will take place on the final day of competition.

“Teams have been selected from each region to compete in the regional challenge which is always an exciting spectacle with plenty of good natured rivalry.”

“I wish all competitors the best of luck with their final preparations and encourage people to come and see for themselves the amazing abilities these gymnasts possess.”

For further details on this event, please visit www.gymqld.org.au