Special Olympics National Games

From the 17-19 April, 10 NSW athletes jetted to Adelaide for the 2018 Special Olympics Australia National Games. National Games sees over 1000 athletes living with an intellectual disability compete across 12 different sports. 

Gymnastics NSW would like to say a big congratulations to our NSW athletes on their fantastic results:

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics​

Raymond Xing | Level 1 |1st Floor, 1st Pommel, 1st Rings, 1st Vault, 1st Parallel Bars, 1st High Bar, 1st Overall
Christopher Bunton | Level 3 | 1st Floor, 1st Pommel, 1st Rings, 2nd Vault, 1st Parallel Bars, 1st High Bar, 1st Overall
Nicholas Zrnic |Level 3| 2nd Floor, 3rd Pommel, 3rd Rings, 3rd Vault, 3rd Parallel Bars, 2nd High Bar,3rd Overall

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Imogen Campbell |Level 1/2 Open | 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st Overall
Samantha Wylie | Level 2 (12-15 Years) | 2nd Vault, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor
Chelsea Palmer | Level 2 (16-21 Years) | 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st Overall
Rhianna Sinclair| Level 2 ( 22-29 Years) | 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st Overall
Shane-Anne Child | Level 3 (12-21 Years) | 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd Overall 
Ellen Maher | Level 3 (12-21 Years) |1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd Overall
Ashely Kuhle | Level 3 (22-30 Years)| 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st Overall 

Unlike FIG Artistic Gymnastics, Special Olympics Gymnastics has a smaller number of levels, with athletes often working for many years to master routines.  

A big thank your also goes to NSW Gymnastics for All Inclusions Officer Natalie Johnson for her hard work during the competition. Not only did Nat organise the NSW team, but the entire gymnastics competition, also running inclusive coaching workshops for local clubs within the community. 

These outstanding results are a testament to our dedicated athletes, clubs and coaches that continue to display how diverse and inclusive our sport is.

To find out more about Special Olympic Gymnastics click here.