Gymnasts from the Gladstone Gymnastics Club competed at the Gymnastics Queensland 2019 Acrobatics Gymnastics Queensland Cup recently placing well in the fierce competition. Almost 200 acrobats from nine clubs from Queensland and Northern New South Wales competed in thrilling choreographed routines with balances, flips and twists.  

The Queensland Cup held in Tingalpa in late June involved athletes from Level 1 through to Senior International. Gymnasts were attempting to get a podium finish, but their scores also contributed to the overall club awards. 

Gladstone Gymnastics Club Acrobatics Coordinator, George Gonzales said the Queensland Cup is an individual group competition as well as a team competition. “The level ranges at this comp go from level 1-10 as well as international levels 11-16, 12-18, and 13-19,” Ms Gonzales said. “We sent from level 3’s up and two of our international level groups.  The number of athletes from Queensland attending was large enough to extend the competition through 2 full days.” 

Gladstone Gymnastics Club placed second in the cup, with some incredible performances from women’s pair Samarah Littlemore and Sianah Wheeler who won gold in the level 8 event. Hannah Balisnomo, Tori Brammer and Gracie McKeown also achieved a great result securing silver in the level 8 women’s group division and Brynn Beamish, Skyla Murray and Ehlana Nelson securing third place.  

In the International Division, Skylah Carlyon and Lilly Gibson securing the gold in the 11-16-year-old women’s pairs and Izabeya Jones, Ryenn Gonzales and Emma Tiboni brought home the silver in the 12-18-year-old women’s group event.  

The Gladstone Club’s stage 2 level groups also performed well with Teagan Harris and Chelsea Kenyon as a women’s pair placing 4th and Josephine Glaea and Jayda Howlett placing 6th. In level 3 group Solana Jones, Eva Manning, and Laylah Rogers women’s group placing 4th.