Men’s and Women’s Victorian Championships Wrap Up
The Men’s and Women’s Victorian Gymnastics Championships were held at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from Friday 27 until Sunday 29 April featuring impressive displays of Artistic Gymnastics.
With eight Women’s Artistic Gymnastics sessions including athletes from Levels 7, 8, 9 and 10 as well as Future, Junior and Senior International plus the National Levels Spectacular the MSAC Show Court was a dazzling mix of Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam and Floor routines.
In their own arena our Men’s Artistic Gymnasts hit new heights across six sessions with athletes from Levels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and Senior International impressing audiences as they rotated through Vault, Rings, Pommel Horse, High Bar, Parallel Bars and Floor.
A highlight of the weekend was the National Levels Spectacular on Sunday which featured Women’s Artistic Gymnasts from Level 9 and 10 competing in teams. There is more of a relaxed atmosphere, a bit like a US college Gymnastics competition, with plenty of colourful costuming additions and cheering for teammates. The team from Waverley Gymnastics Centre were the overall winners followed by MLC Gymnastics in second place and MYC Gymnastics in third place.
There were plenty of fantastic performances across the three days and you can view the All-Around, Apparatus and Team results below.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Results
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Results
Gymnastics Victoria were delighted to chat to some of our All-Around Victorian Champions after their competition.
WAG National Level 10 Over 17 All-Around Victorian Champion Lauren Pengelly from MLC Gymnastics:
“I was really happy with it [my performance]. I hit four for four so I was really happy.”
WAG Senior International All-Around Victorian Champion Kiara Munteanu from Waverley Gymnastics Centre:
“It went really well. I didn’t have the best preparation leading up to it but I hit all four which was great.”
MAG Senior International All-Around Victorian Champion Lachlan Smith from the MAG High Performance Centre (Dolphin Gymnastics):
“It feels great. Next up I just want to do well at Nationals and hopefully get into some finals.”
The Australian Gymnastics Championships will take place at Hisense Arena from 21 May until 4 June and we’ll be cheering on all of our Victorian athletes.