Junior State Championships

Over 1200 athletes across men’s, women’s, and rhythmic gymnastics gathered at Sydney Gymnastics Centre over the weekend for the 2018 Junior State Championships. 

In the men’s competition, athletes from level 1-6, Special Olympics and Masters took to the floor, with athletes bring home both State Championship and Grand Prix Series Champion titles. In a highly contested competition, Sydney Hills Gymnastics were titled the Tier 1 Champion cCr, for their leadership and coordination of our judges each year. The JA thanked Rhys Keirle for his dedicated work in education over the past 4 years, and welcomed Alex Hunt onto the Judges Assembly for 2019.

In the women’s competition, over 600 level 4 athletes took to the floor in 6 back to back sessions. With outstanding participation from clubs across the state, the future of women’s gymnastics is looking bright. A banded competition, athletes were awarded ribbons based on each apparatus score, with session club champions announced at the end of competition. You can see he full list of club winners here. 

Our rhythmic ladies wrapped up the excitement with level 1-4 and stages dazzling crowds with their skills. For many of the competitors it was their first competition. With a large number of gold band awards distributed, congratulations to all athletes on some fantastic routines. It was also time for the rhythmic  gymnastics annual general meeting. Gymnastics NSW would like to thank both the gymsport committee and judges assembly, led by Technical Director Catherine Western and Judging Coordinator Kirsty Le Ray for their hard work behind the scenes for the sport. 

A big thank you to all of our officials that have assisted over the weekend. Above all, congratulations to all of our athletes on a fantastic Junior Championships!

For results click here.