Historic gymnastics team named for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games


A historic gymnastics team will take to the floor at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, led by multiple Commonwealth Games medallists across the disciplines.

Four-time Commonwealth Games medallist Emily Whitehead will compete at her second Games in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics alongside fellow Commonwealth Games Team Member and two-time medallist Kate McDonald.

Emma Nedov will make her debut after an incredible comeback following her retirement in 2021, with Birmingham 2022 silver medallist Breanna Scott and young gun Ruby Pass rounding out the women’s team.

For Nedov, the selection comes after narrowly missing out in 2016 and 2020 – and having nearly three years away from the sport.

In the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics competition, Jesse Moore joins the debutants, after earning the Oceania quota spot and the Continental Championships in May.

The 13-strong team – the largest to compete at an Olympics – will also feature a record 11 women and 11 debutants. It also sees seventeen-year-old Brock Batty become the youngest male from any nation to every contest the Olympic Trampoline when he makes his debut in Paris.

“It’s something I’ve honestly thought about every single day since the Olympic dream was born when I started gymnastics,” Batty said.

“It’s crazy to think about that it’s actually happening, and I’ll be competing at an Olympics.”




Lidiia Iakovleva, who won silver in the Rhythmic Group All-Around at Birmingham 2022 and competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is set to add to the historic team, becoming the first Australian to compete both individually and as part of a group in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

She will be joined by debutants Saskia Broedelet, Phoebe Learmont, Emmanouela Frroku and Jessica Weintraub.

Rounding out the selection is five-time Commonwealth Games medallist Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, who will compete in the individual Rhythmic Gymnastics competition after being named the Oceania Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion.

The Gymnastics competition will be held at two venues. Rhythmic Gymnastics between 8-10 August at Porte de La Chapelle Arena. Bercy Arena will host Artistic Gymnastics on 27 July to August 1 and August 3 to 5. Trampoline will also be held at the Bercy Arena on August 2.

With thanks to the Australian Olympic Committee and Gymnastics Australia.

Current Australian Gymnastics Olympic Team (As of 19 June 2024)

Name Event Age State Olympic Games Experience Commonwealth Games Experience
Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva Rhythmic Gymnastics - Individual 22 NSW Debut Birmingham 2022 – Clubs – Gold, B2022 – Group All-Around – Silver, B2022 – Individual All-Around – Bronze, B2022 – Ribbon – 5th, B2022 – Ball – 5th. Gold Coast 2018 – Group All-Around – Bronze, GC2018 – Ball – Bronze.
Breanna Scott Women's Artistic Gymnastics 22 VIC Debut Birmingham 2022 – Women’s Team Final - Silver
Brock Batty Trampoline Gymnastics 17 VIC Debut
Emily Whitehead Women's Artistic Gymnastics 23 VIC Tokyo 2020 – Women’s Individual All-Around – 44 Birmingham 2022 – Women’s Team Final – Silver, B2022 – Floor Final – Bronze, B2022 – Vault Final – 8th, B2022 – Individual All-Around Final – 12th. Gold Coast 2018 – Women’s Team Final – Bronze, GC2018 – Vault Final – Bronze, GC2018 – Baland Beam Final – 5th
Emmanouela Frroku Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group 16 QLD Debut
Emma Nedov Women's Artistic Gymnastics 28 VIC Debut
Jesse Moore Men's Artistic Gymnastics 21 SA Debut Birmingham 2022 – Men’s Team Final – 4th, B2022 - Pommel Horse Final – 6th
Jessica Wintraub Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group 17 QLD Debut
Kate McDonald Women's Artistic Gymnastics 23 VIC Debut Birmingham 2022 – Balance Beam Final – Gold, B2022 – Women’s Team Final – Silver, B2022 – Uneven Bars Final – 7th
Lidiia Iakovleva Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group 20 QLD Tokyo 2020 Birmingham 2022 – Group All-Around – Silver, B2022 – Hoop Final – 6th, B2022 – Individual All-Around – 7th.
Phoebe Learmont Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group 18 QLD Debut
Ruby Pass Women's Artistic Gymnastics 17 QLD Debut
Saskia Broedelet Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group 20 QLD Debut



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