Australian Team announced for Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne
19 February 2019
GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC: Australia’s top gymnasts are preparing to take on the world’s best in front of a home crowd this week at the Individual Apparatus Artistic Gymnastics World Cup.
The world class event is not only returning to Melbourne for its third year, but the 2019 World Cup will serve as a qualifying event for athletes aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Hoping to build on their success from 2018, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chris Remkes and World Cup silver medallist Mitchell Morgans will headline the Australian Men’s team.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Georgia-Rose Brown will lead the Australian Women’s team, and Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympian Kate Sayer is set to make her Senior International event debut.
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Gymnastics Australia CEO Kitty Chiller said the event was a fantastic opportunity for the Australian athletes to compete on the world stage.
“Our athletes will have the chance to compete against the best gymnasts in the world in their own backyard with home crowd support,” Ms Chiller said.
“They are primed to perform at their best with the lure of gaining valuable Olympic qualifying results being a great inspiration.”
All 11 competing Australians and support staff arrive in Melbourne on Tuesday for training ahead of the event, with a record number of 32 countries and 90 athletes to attend.
Competition begins on Thursday 21st February at 6pm AEDT and runs through to Sunday.
Australian Men’s Artistic Team
Australian Women’s Artistic Team