Team NSW shine in Inaugural Junior World Championships
For teenage gymnasts Lucy Stewart and Chloe Trisic, the dream of representing their country at a Gymnastics World Championships was still a few years away. Thanks to a new structured Junior World Championships developed by the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG), that dream became an early reality.
The pair, who train at Manly Warringah Gymnastic Club, were two of the three selected Australian competitors chosen to compete in the first Artistic Gymnastics Junior World Championships, held in Hungary from the 27-30 June.
After an outstanding all around competition, Australia finished 14thin the team event, with Stewart finishing 57thAll Around and Trisic 40thAll Around.
It was the first international competition for Stewart, who progressed to Junior International this year. Stewart secured her team position after placing 2nd all around at the Australian Gymnastics Championships.
Team mate Trisic is used to the International stage, who donned the Aussie flag at the International Gymnix in Canada earlier this year.
NSW High Performance Manager Marnie Heming is proud of the young gymnasts.
“Both Lucy and Chloe have done a fantastic job at their first World Championship event. With only three positions available in the team, the girls have proven themselves to be future stars in Australian gymnastics. Their strong dedication to training leading into and at the event was evident in their solid performances,” stated Heming.
The gymnasts will now head back to the gym in preparation for Australian Classic, held on the Gold Coast in September.