Coral Isle's gymnasts on a roll
BUNDABERG'S pint-sized tumblers impressed at the recent Keppel Coast Invitational event, bringing home a haul of medals.
Eight emerging Coral Isles PCYC gymnasts made the journey north for the competition last Saturday.
Leading the Coral Isles PCYC was Patrick Harris who leaped, rolled, flipped and swung his way to victory.
Harris showed aptitude for all apparatus, placing first in the ring, parralel bars and high bar categories and was named the level two open champion.
Coral Isle PCYC Gymnastics co-ordinator Janelle Duff said Harris would be one to watch at the upcoming Victoria Park Invitational, to be held in Rockhampton next month.
“He's progressing week after week and is beginning to put together some quite difficult manoeuvres,” she said.
Cory McGill managed a second place in the level two open category after a scorching high bar routine raised the eyebrows of judges.
Emerging young gun Aiden Frick impressed in the level two under-8 category with an energetic parallel bars routine placing second.
Duff said the strong results were evidence a new tough-love coaching style was beginning to reap rewards.
“They're only young and they've been training pretty hard so we're very proud of them,” she said.