Local gymnasts set sights on podium

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Almost 300 female gymnasts from across the North Brisbane region are putting the final touches to their routines as they prepare to compete in the 2018 Brisbane North Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Junior Regional Championships in Kedron this weekend.

To be held at Delta Gymnastics Brisbane on 1 and 2 September, the event is a stepping stone for local athletes to qualify for the State Championships being held in Brisbane in September.

Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell, said the event would be a two-day showcase of local talent where gymnasts would demonstrate their strength, flexibility and artistry.

“Eight clubs are set to participate, with 290 gymnasts competing on women’s apparatus including the vault, bars, beam and floor,” Ms Dowdell said.

“These athletes are very competitive and have their sights set on the State Championships next month, so I’m certain we’ll see some very polished and inspiring performances.”

“While the focus is on having fun, there will certainly be healthy competition amongst our gymnasts as they aim for a podium finish.”

Ms Dowdell encouraged anyone with an interest in gymnastics, as well as general sport enthusiasts, to attend.

“Gymnastics is a visually impressive spectator sport and these meets make for a highly entertaining day out for spectators.”

The event will be held at Delta Gymnastics Brisbane, 60 Boothby Street, Kedron. For further details, please visit www.gymqld.org.au or call 3036 5607.