Rhythmic gymnasts raring to go at state championships

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Robertson State School will be a sea of leaping, twirling and pirouetting gymnasts this weekend, when more than 100 athletes compete in the Gymnastics Queensland Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior State Championships.

Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 15 clubs – would compete for the title of Queensland Champion on 27 and 28 April.

“Queensland’s top athletes will be competing with apparatus such as balls, hoops, clubs, ropes and ribbons to cement their position on the State Team for Nationals – which will be held in Melbourne at the end of May,” Ms Dowdell said.

“These championships highlight our individual and group gymnasts from our High Performance arena, together with our budding Stage 1 and 2 Individual and Mini Group athletes.”

“Rhythmic gymnastics is a visually exciting sport with high energy routines, and with State Titles up for grabs I am certain we will see some astounding performances.”

The championships will also play host to clubs from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, so there is bound to be some interstate rivalry on the cards.

“We wish all gymnasts the best of luck as they take to the floor and showcase their skills this weekend.”

Ms Dowdell said that rhythmic gymnastics is an exciting sport to watch and encourages the general public to attend the event.

“There will be plenty of action at these championships and with very reasonable entry costs we welcome everyone to come along,” she said.

For further details on this event, please visit www.gymqld.org.au or call 3036 5607. Tickets are available at the door.