Stephanie Williams, the Gymnastics Queensland’s Event Coordinator, spoke to My News Feed about the two-day event in Logan that saw 14 Queensland clubs flying their local flag.
The Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre saw thrills and spills last weekend as almost 400 gymnasts from across Queensland met in Logan for the Gymnastics Queensland State Championships for aerobic and rhythmic gymnastics on Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 October.
Stephanie Williams, the Gymnastics Queensland’s Event Coordinator, says club and state spirit was at an all-time high for the two-day event that saw 14 Queensland clubs flying their local flag.
“The 2021 Rhythmic and Aerobic State Championships proved to be a fantastic success with athletes from all over QLD coming together for an opportunity to compete for the title of Queensland State Champion,” she says.
“The weekend displayed teamwork, participation and passion from all of the budding young gymnasts.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for these gymnasts to compete and we are grateful to be in a position in Queensland to be able to hold a COVID-019 safe event and continue to celebrate the talent within the state.
“A highlight from the event was welcoming back our Olympic talent from the 2021 Tokyo Games, Liidia Iakovelva and the Australia Senior Group, who attended the event in a meet and greet opportunity for the aspiring Olympians and spectators.”
Ms Williams says the Logan PCYC athletes competed for the rhythmic competition, and they did exceptionally well.
“They actually took out the team challenge award – so they were the first overall team for the team challenge award, which is fantastic to see,” she says.
“They are such a great community there, and have really fantastic coaches as well. They were really excited to take away that prize.”
The event had performances featuring an array of exhilarating jumps, twists and somersaults and amazing rhythmic gymnastics routines with the sport’s key apparatus — hoops, balls, ribbons, clubs and ropes.
Logan City Council Lifestyle Committee Chair Councillor Laurie Koranski says the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre is an ideal venue for the state championships.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming such high-calibre athletes to the City of Logan…Gymnastics is a remarkable sporting discipline, as well as being a fantastic spectacle for audiences.”