19 March, 2024

Gymnasts aim high at regionals

THE best senior gymnasts from Mareeba Gymnastics Club have secured new silverware for their collections at the FNQ and NQ Senior Regionals Championships held in Townsville recently.

Myles Dobbs-Brown competing at the FNQ and NQ Senior Regionals Championships.
Myles Dobbs-Brown competing at the FNQ and NQ Senior Regionals Championships.

In the WAG Level 7 Open category, Natalia Esposito emerged as a standout performer, clinching a series of podium finishes.

Esposito secured second in vault, beam, and floor routines, ultimately claiming first place overall.

Jasmin Sayed also showcased her prowess on the bars, securing the first position, alongside third place in beam, clinching fourth place overall.

Meanwhile, in the WAG Level 7 under 15 years division, Addyson Hampton displayed her prowess, securing first in vault, and a third place finish in the floor routine, ultimately securing fourth place overall in her aged group.

The excitement continued in the WAG Level 8 Open category, with Angelina Tulloch delivering an impressive performance, securing the third position in Bars and Floor, coming fourth place overall.

On the men's side, in the MAG Level 6 Optional category, Ryan Pearce dazzled the audience with his skills, securing the first position in floor, pommels, rings, and parallel bars, second place in vault, and came second place overall.

In the MAG Level 7 Open category, Andrew Hawthorn dominated the competition, taking home first place across all six apparatuses.

The action-packed event also saw performances in the MAG Level 8 Open division, with Myles Dobbs Brown coming first on the floor and third overall.

In the MAG Level 9 under 18 category, Oliver Hampton took centre stage, coming first in floor, rings, vault, and high bar, and second in pommels and parallel bars, and placing second overall.

Head coach Kelly Tulloch said she was proud of her gymnasts’ achievements and was excited to take a team of them to the state championships next month.

“We had a great weekend with all the gymnasts achieving some personal bests and stepping up, representing Mareeba well,” she said.

“I would like to congratulate all the gymnasts for their achievements, and we are now preparing for the Senior State Championships, which is in four weeks in Brisbane.

“I will have the team of seven gymnasts travel to Brisbane 5-8 April to represent Mareeba at the championships.”


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