7 November, 2022
Esposito vaults for the stars
A YOUNG Mareeba gymnast has taken the first step on her journey to potentially becoming a national champion after Natalia Esposito recently became the Queensland Level 6 vault champion.
It has been a dream of Natalia’s ever since she first started gymnastics at five years old to become a state champion and now after achieving that feat, the 13 year old has decided to aim higher for either a national or commonwealth title.
Gymnastics has been Natalia’s life ever since she quit dancing and has focused on perfecting her craft, making sure to train hard in all aspects of the sport.
In recognition of her efforts, she was selected to participate in the state championships held recently and for her third time, was selected for the FNQ regional team to compete at states.
“Becoming state vault champion was unreal, I was happy with my performance even before knowing my result,” Natalia said.
“I compete in all the apparatuses and train hard to become a good all-around gymnast.
“As you could probably tell my best apparatus is vault however my favourite has to be floor – you can’t go wrong with a bit of music and dancing.”
Moving up to Level 7 is Natalia’s next goal which will open up new doors for her in gymnastics where she will be able to start to customise and create her own routines.
“After that I want to con-tinue my career and take myself to some important competitions with my ultimate goal being the Olympics,” she said.
“I’m shooting for the stars and I hope that I can get where I want to be.”