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Tuesday the 23rd of January 2018 will be remembered as a momentous day for Alexandra Eade. 

After months of hard work and dedication she was selected to represent Australia at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne being held at Hisense Arena from the 22nd until the 25th of February. 

Alex has represented Australia in the past but she was extremely happy and thankful when she found out the news of her recent selection.

“When I heard I had been selected I was really relieved but also really excited. I put in a lot of hard work in the lead up to selection camp so it’s nice to know all the hard work paid off,” said Alex. 

The Gymnastics World Cup will feature Finals in all Women’s and Men’s Apparatus which allows athletes to focus on either single or multiple apparatus. Alex has qualified to represent Australia on Floor. 

“Floor has always been my favourite apparatus. I decided to trial for the World Cup with a Floor routine I had previously performed and was more confident with. This gave me the ability to focus more on the tumbles and dance elements of the routine.”

Alex began Gymnastics at the age of four after finding that Gymnastics gave her more of a chance to burn off her extra energy than ballet did. 
“After I first tried Gymnastics, I never looked back.”

The Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne is just the start of a big year for Alex which has involved an intense training regime. 

“I haven’t just been training for the World Cup but also the Commonwealth Games Trials next week so I’m not just training on Floor for World Cup but also Beam and Vault as well.”

The Women’s Gymnastics Commonwealth Games Team trials will take place in Canberra next weekend and then it will be back to her home city of Melbourne for the World Cup.

“It will be great to compete in Melbourne where I live and where my friends can come and watch me. I’m also really excited to compete alongside my Australian teammates who are all good friends of mine.”

Gymnastics Victoria wish Alex Eade as well as our other currently registered Victorian athletes Emily Whitehead, Georgia-Rose Brown and Luke Wadsworth the best of luck at the upcoming World Cup in Melbourne. 

Click here for more details about the Gymnastics World Cup.