Consistency the key to Gold during last night’s sizzling 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships finale.
Competition for the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnasts concluded with part two of the senior International Individual Apparatus finals.
Victorian Georgia-Rose Brown impressed the judges with her competitiveness, scoring a 12.500 on Beam and 12.975 on Floor, securing Gold on both apparatus.
The 22-year-old Commonwealth Games silver medallist, said it was her consistency that earned her the coveted spot.
“I was really happy…my goal was to go out there and be as consistent as possible and hit my routines…they’re not the most difficult at the moment, but it’s a work in progress.”
Emily Little had an uncharacteristic stumble on Beam followed by a heavy fall during her first tumbling pass on Floor, ruling the Western Australian out of contention.
In the Men’s competition, the states shared around the Gold Medals in part two of the Apparatus Finals, with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria taking out the top sports on Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar respectively.
Christopher Remkes from South Australia took out top spot for Vault with an impressive score of 15.000, followed carefully by training partner, Clay Stephens, and Gabriel Swan-McLean from New South Wales.
Mitchell Morgans from Queensland won the Parallel Bars Australian title with a score of 13.850 in addition to Silver on Horizontal Bar with 13.800. Tyson Bull from Victoria took home the Gold medal on Horizontal Bar, with a score of 14.500.
Morgans said he was much happier with his finals results, after a disappointing performance in qualifications.
“[I was] much better today…better than the other days…[I] was pretty happy with finals. Tyson is a good competitor, and we like to battle it out each year so it’s good to have him here.”
Following his success at the Australian Gymnastics Championships, Morgans is looking towards representing Australia World University Games and World Championships later in the year.
The 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships will continue at Hisense Arena this Wednesday, with competition commencing in the Rhythmic, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics divisions.