Senior gymnasts to showcase skills at state championships

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics | Men’s Artistic Gymnastics | Acrobatic Gymnastics

The state’s best athletes are preparing for one of the state’s most hotly contested gymnastics events — the Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial — which will take place in Brisbane between Thursday, 11 April and Sunday, 14 April.

More than 40 gymnastics clubs will participate, with athletes from men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics disciplines showcasing their sporting prowess.

Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said the four-day event will see more than 375 of the state’s best athletes compete for the title of Queensland champion.

“This is one of the most important competitions on the state gymnastics calendar with gymnasts competing to be named in the Queensland State Team for the upcoming Australian National Gymnastics Championships held in Melbourne from 20th May,” Ms Dowdell said.

“Representing Queensland and competing at nationals is a huge accomplishment for any gymnast so I’m confident we will see the absolute best from all the athletes competing.

“The event will showcase Queensland’s most senior level athletes from Levels 7-10, Junior International and Senior International in both women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics, as well as acrobatic gymnasts.

“Of particular interest is the Premium Session taking place on the Friday evening, which will be the most electrifying session of the four days.

“Our MAG and WAG Commonwealth and International athletes will have spectators on the edge of their seats with astounding leaps, jumps and flips.”

The Premium Session will feature 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes Georgia Godwin, Georgia-Rose Brown and Michael Tone, as well as Senior Internationals Kate Sayer and Heath Thorpe.

“All participating gymnasts have qualified through regional events held throughout March so we are certain to see some of Queensland’s best athletes in action,” Ms Dowdell said.

“It will be a fantastic four days of performances so we encourage anyone looking for a high-energy day out to come along and enjoy the event.

“I wish all competitors the best of luck and look forward to seeing which gymnasts will be successful in securing a place on the podium.”

The Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial will take place at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Brisbane. Entry is open to members of the public and tickets are available at the door.  For further details on this event, please visit www.gymqld.org.au.