Gymnasts aim high for Queensland State Championships

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Acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics State Championships on the Gold Coast

More than 750 gymnasts have their sights set on the Gymnastics Queensland State Championships, showcasing acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics all under one roof on the Gold Coast.

41 clubs from across Queensland and as far as New South Wales will compete in the three-day event from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 August, with athletes displaying their best efforts in four different disciplines.

Gymnastics Queensland CEO Kym Dowdell said the athletes have been putting their bodies through the paces and training extremely hard in the lead up to this event.

“The format was revised in 2017 to bring together the different disciplines and it has been incredibly exciting to watch,” said Ms Dowdell.

“The atmosphere is thrilling and you can really see the passion in the gymnasts who thrive under these conditions.

“It is an entertaining program for spectators to see hundreds of athletes—with the eldest in their 60s – put on their best performance with strength, flexibility, creativity and passion at the forefront of what they do.”

The event will display individual talent as well as pairs, trios, quads and groups in a variety of routines, including trampoline jumps and apparatus.

“There will be plenty of complex moves and precision in the three-day event, with the athletes spending hours each week perfecting their routines in the hope of claiming a podium finish,” said Ms Dowdell.

The states will also coincide with the Aeroschools Championship as well as the RGSkools event which will be held at the same venue.

Gymnastics Queensland State Championships for acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics will be held at the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, Lot 8, Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Carrara between Friday, 16 August and Sunday, 18 August.

To find out more, please visit www.gymqld.org.au or contact Gymnastics Queensland 07 3036 5607.