2022 Australian Gymnastics Championships Wrap

It’s been an incredible two weeks for Team GNSW at the Australian Gymnastics Championships. Team GNSW has won more gold, and more medals overall, than any other state – 127 gold, 103 silver and 86 bronze.

NSW had more than 400 gymnasts represent the state across six gymsports on the Gold Coast in Queensland from May 11 – 25.

Week 1 kicked off with a strong performance from our Acrobats. Our largest team, our acrobats won more medals than any other gymsport, with NSW once again returning with the overall Acrobatic Shield. 

Over in Rhythmic, our Sub Juniors came out strong, bringing home the gold in all but one apparatus. With Commonwealth Games selection on the horizon, the Senior competition was fierce, with NSW’s Isabella Wang finishing an impressive 4th position in the All Around competition. 

In the Trampoline events, NSW dominated in tumbling and scored the Tumbling Shield after gold medals for both the men and women in individual and team categories. This year marked the 20th Australian Championships event for Shaun Swadling, who got the gold in the Senior International category in Individual Trampoline for the first time.

Wrapping up week 1, our Aerobic teams wowed the crowds with their energy and skill. Our Women’s Senior Group and AeroDance was a real highlight – the teams showing a sneak peek of their routines ahead of World Championships next month. In the Individual, Carissa Uno finished in 2nd place, with Tyson Martin Durrington taking out both Senior Individual and Senior AeroDance titles. 
In a blink we were welcoming our Artistic gymnasts for another big week of competition. 

NSW came third in the Senior International Women’s Competition, with many team members in their first year within the senior level. Our Women’s Levels athletes finished the competition strong, with Jasmine Weeks adding Level 10 Open Beam Gold to her Level 8 Aerobic Individual win in week 1. 

In the Men’s competition, NSW were once again the team to watch. NSW took home the prestigious Williamson Cheales Shield for the second year in a row, and the Senior International Team won the team all-around competition for the first time since the 1990s!

We wrapped up the competition with Continental Championships. After a nail-biting head-to-head with New Zealand, Australia has secured a full team for world championships for both men’s artistic and women’s artistic gymnastics! Congratulations to NSW team members Lucy Stewart, Breanna Scott and Heath Thorpe.

Gymnastics NSW CEO Aaron Bloomfield praised every athlete, coach and staff member for their efforts and results.
“The results are simply spectacular,” he said. “Yet the most impressive part of the competition has been the dedication, resilience and commitment of the team. Our athletes and coaches have made themselves and Team NSW proud.”

Congratulations to all our medal recipients!