Coach Jes here 👋🏻 - Finding confidence and growing character is what we aim to do here at FCGC and over the weekend our Victorian championship gymnasts proved this to everyone! Each of them had many memorable moments but here are my stand outs
Karina - overcame some fears and mental blocks to confidently perform her round off on beam for the first time in competition 🙌🏻 Karina placed 5th on bars.
Tammy - trusted in her ability as a athlete to listen to her body and make appropriate decisions for her longevity in this sport, even if it meant not performing her hardest skills 👍🏻 Tammy placed 3rd on bars and 6th on vault.
Thomas - after falling twice on the same skill Thomas got back up on the bars and attempted the harder version of the skill (because why not?) and he nailed it!! The perfect example of confidence and character 💪🏻
As a coach I am beyond proud of these three and the amazing role models they are for everyone at our club 💜
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What do you think of when someone brings up elite gymnastics? Young, petite girls who have dedicated their youth to gymnastics? They have to look a certain way to be good at gymnastics right? Think again!
We have seen some excellent results from the Aussie gymnasts at these Commonwealth Games and we are so proud to have them as role models within our sport because they are true examples of how gymnastics has evolved.
The average age of the Australian Women's Artistic Gymnastics Commonwealth Games team in 20.2 years. Everyone of these amazing athletes is an adult and still training at the highest level on competition possible.
The average height of the team is 162cm (5'4"). How much shorter is a gymnast than the general population? Only 2cm!! The average height of an Australian women is 164cm.
There are no rules on how you need to look to be a gymnast.
Gymnasts are not born they are built!
Gymnastics teaches children skills for life. It is a sport the teaches self confidence and determination. Gymnastics takes away instant gratification and shows children that hard work pays off. Why would you limit a child's access to these life long learning opportunities based off their physical appearance?
Help us change the general populations ideas about what you "need to be" to be a gymnast. The only thing you need is to walk through the front door of a gymnastics club.