Coral Isles PCYC gymnasts Maddison Morris and Abbie Beeston.
Coral Isles PCYC gymnasts Maddison Morris and Abbie Beeston. Mike Knott

Gymnasts impress against the best

CORAL Isle PCYC juniors joined the best gymnasts in the country for the 2010 Gymnastics Queensland State Clubs Championships.

Finishing on Monday, the event attracted 730 gymnasts from 45 different academies.

Coral Isle PCYC coach Janelle Duff said while no individual gymnast was crowned with individual glory, the local team impressed with an array of stunning routines.

“They were up against the very best and they performed admirably,” she said.

Duff said the event would provide the young gymnasts with vital experience in large-scale competitions.

“When you’re competing in front of that many people and competitors of that standard it’s a whole other level.”

Gymnastics Queensland Competitive Events Director Kym Dowdell was delighted with the display of talent showcased at the four-day event.

“The event was very well supported and provided a great opportunity for young gymnasts to compete against some of our rising stars,” she said.

“Events such as these are fantastic to build awareness of the sport and encourage budding gymnasts to get involved.”

This year’s event not only attracted competitors from Queensland, but also from Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.

The big achievers included Lawnton Academy of Artistic Gymnastics from North Brisbane, which was recognised as the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Champion Club, and Delta Gymnastics Brisbane, which was presented with the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Champion Club award.



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