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10 May, 2022

Mareeba gymnast takes on nationals

REPRESENTING Queensland as one of the youngest gymnasts on the team, Mareeba’s Frank Tulloch will be making his way to the Gold Coast on 14 May to compete in Australian Gymnastics Championships.

By Ellie Fink

Frank Tulloch will be heading down to the Gold Coast on the 14 May to compete in the Australian Gymnastics Championship, being one of the youngest competitors on the Queensland Team.

REPRESENTING Queensland as one of the youngest gymnasts on the team, Mareeba’s Frank Tulloch will be making his way to the Gold Coast on 14 May to compete in Australian Gymnastics Championships. 

After dominating the floor mats at State Finals last month, the 16-year-old is ready to defend his title once again as he joins the Queensland Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Level 8 Open Team. 

Franks says he is keen to compete against some of the most talented gymnasts in the country and hopes he can do his country town gym proud. “It’s definitely daunting, but it gives me something to aim for as I try condition myself to the same standards as the much older competitors,” he said. “I’ve been focussing on all my routines and trying to keep them as clean as possible, so I get less deductions. “I just need to remember to point my toes and straighten my legs and keep repeating my routines over and over again.” 

In preparation for the big event, Frank trains 11 hours a week, which is significantly less than his fellow competitors due to his schooling commitments, but his coach Kelly Tulloch believes regardless he will be able to catch up to the older competitors. 

“We would like to wish Frank all the best at the Australian Gymnastics Championships, and we would like him to enjoy the experience and reap the reward of the hard work and dedication from his training,” Kelly said.

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