Christchurch Club Boast Biggest Squad Yet

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics

Christchurch School of Gymnastics (CSG) are predominantly a recreational and artistic club, but are pleased to have qualified twelve athletes through to the 2016 Indo Pacific Championshps, who will be accompanied by their tumbling coach Nikki Growcott, as one of the NZ team coaches. We caught up with senior trampoline athlete Natalie Donovan, on their preparation for the upcoming Championships… How … Read More

Meet Jack – AUS

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International

Jack Penny – Judge (AUS) The 2016 Championships will be Jack’s sixth Indos – he has attended five as an athlete (2004-2012) and this year’s event will be his first as a judge.  Over the fifteen years he has been involved in trampoline, Jack’s best competition memory is placing 5th in DMT at the 2010 World Champs finals in France. “I’m … Read More

Meet Bronwyn – NZL

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International

Bronwyn Dibb (NZL) 18 year old Bronwyn has been doing trampoline for 11 years.  Her favourite event is double-mini and best achievement so far is making the DMT final at World Champs last year (finished 8th) in Denmark.  Her best competition memory is standing on the podium when she won silver at World Age.  Bronwyn has competed twice before at Indos … Read More

Central Provincial Teams Announced

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Regional

Congratulations to all those who have been named in provincial teams, to compete at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships.  The event kicks off in Invercargill on 28 September and we wish all the athletes the best in their continued preparations and competition. Wellington team Wanganui/Manawatu team Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay team

Rio Appeal Upheld for NZ Gymnast

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Media Release, Rio 2016

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Jury of Appeal, has upheld a protest lodged by GymSports NZ on behalf of it’s athlete, Courtney McGregor. The protest concerned McGregor’s score on the vault apparatus, specifically her second vault. After Courtney completed her second vault, the score for this vault, and then her average of the two vault scores was … Read More

Trio do us proud in Rio

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Rio 2016

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games peaked extra interest for us this year, with our biggest gymnastics team since 1964.  Courtney McGregor (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) and Misha Koudinov (North Harbour Gymnastics, Tri Star Gymnastics) represented us on the artistic gymnastics stage, whilst Dylan Schmidt (Extreme Trampoline) was New Zealand’s first ever trampoline athlete at an Olympic Games. Misha competed first up … Read More

History made as trio of Gymnasts selected into the New Zealand Olympic Team

GymSports NZCompetitive Gymnastics, Media Release, Rio 2016

Media Release – under embargo until 11.05am 11 May 2016 NZ time Gymnasts Courtney McGregor, Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov and Dylan Schmidt have been selected to the New Zealand Olympic Team to Rio, making up the largest gymnastics contingent to represent New Zealand in over 50 years. This will be the first time since the Sydney 2000 Games that a New … Read More

History Made at Olympic Test Event

GymSports NZCompetitive Gymnastics, Media Release, Rio 2016

Dylan Schmidt from Auckland’s Extreme Trampoline has this morning qualified New Zealand’s first ever trampoline Olympic spot, at the Test Event in Rio. As with the two gymnastics spots already qualified, confirmation is dependent on selection from the NZ Olympic Committee by meeting their over-riding criteria of a top 16 capability with top 8 potential in Rio. Dylan ended his junior career winning … Read More

Gymnasts qualify two spots to Rio

GymSports NZCompetitive Gymnastics, Media Release, Rio 2016

Gymnasts Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov from North Harbour Gymnastics and Courtney McGregor from Christchurch School of Gymnastics, have each qualified Olympic spots, at the Test Event in Rio this week. Confirming the Olympic spots are dependent on selection by the NZ Olympic Committee, with athletes having to meet their over–riding criteria of a top 16 capability with the potential to finish in the top 8 … Read More