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Coast gymnasts shine at titles

Maroochy gymnasts who starred at the state titles included Elysa Carr, Phoebe Kenafake, Katherine Lawrence, Ella Kenafake, Brooke Bevis and Siarn O'Neill. Photo: Barry Leddicoat/177001a
Maroochy gymnasts who starred at the state titles included Elysa Carr, Phoebe Kenafake, Katherine Lawrence, Ella Kenafake, Brooke Bevis and Siarn O'Neill. Photo: Barry Leddicoat/177001a

Maroochy Beach Gymnastics club has consolidated its position as a major player in the sport after registering some impressive results at Queensland and national level recently.

At the State Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Brooke Bevis, 10, was crowned the Women’s Level Four Over champion after claiming gold on the vault and balance beam apparatus.

Siarn O’Neill took third place overall in the Level Four Under competition, with gold on vault and silver on floor, while Matthew Sankey was runner-up in the Level Six Open Men’s division.

Jaimen Boultbee and Joel Lister placed third overall in their respective divisions.

In total, eight gymnasts from the club were named state apparatus champions.

As a result, six gymnasts were selected to represent Queensland at the National Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane last week.

Lister was the best performer of the contingent, claiming three silvers on his way to fourth overall in the Level Eight Under 13 Years division.

Michael Tom (fourth pommel horse); Kai Hing (fifth pommel horse); Jarryd Gould (fifth overall Level Eight Under 13 Years) enjoyed success, while Mitchell Skippen also held his own.

Robin Shearer was successful in earning selection for the National Level Eight Open Men’s team to compete at the upcoming New Zealand National Championships.


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