Media release: Indo Pacific Championships Wrap Up In Napier

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, International, Media Release

An action packed five days wrapped up at the 2016 Indo Pacific Championships in Napier today, where 184 athletes from Australia (40), Canada (24), Japan (31), South Africa (8) and New Zealand (81) have been competing for Indo Pacific titles at the Pettigrew Green Arena.  New Zealand took five out of six of the senior titles. Lachlan (Lachie) Smith from … Read More

Oceania Gains Three New Gymnastics Federations

Anna RobertsonInternational

Some exciting results at the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) 81st Congress in Tokyo yesterday as three new Oceania federations were announced and a new President of the FIG was elected. American Samoa, Cook Islands and Fiji were all officially recognised and ratified as full member federations of the FIG, bringing the total number of Oceania Federations to five. The … Read More

Media release: International Championships Kick Off in Napier

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Trampoline

The 2016 Indo Pacific Championships officially kicked off this morning with a powhiri lead by local tangata whenua Ngati Kahunguru. New Zealand Olympian Dylan Schmidt led 186 athletes from South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand into Pettigrew Green Arena, where they will compete over the next five days. Athletes will bounce it out in individual and synchronised trampoline, double-mini trampoline … Read More

Rhythmic Adds to NZ Medal Haul in Namibia

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International

The NZ junior rhythmic gymnastics team join their artistic counterparts, racking up more medals at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia last night. The team, consisting of Stella Ebert and Havana Hopman from Xtreme Rhythmix in Auckland, Grace Schroder from Counties Manukau and Anna Taylor from Diva Rhythmic in Christchurch, took bronze (141.2) in the team event after South Africa … Read More

One’s to Watch at the Indo Pacific Championships

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International

AUSTRALIA 44 athletes, 11 officials. Jarrod Spear – senior men: a strong senior men’s competitor entering his sixth Indo Pacific Championships – double-mini is where he’ll pose the biggest threat to other athletes. You can see Jarrod compete 5.15pm Friday 21st October (SYN), 12.45pm Saturday 22nd October (DMT) and 6pm Sunday 23rd October (TRA). Lauren Sampson – senior women: thirteen years in … Read More

Media Release: NZ Wins More Medals in Namibia

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Women's artistic gymnastics

From Invercargill to Walvis Bay…Just ten days after competing at the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships, the New Zealand junior women’s artistic gymnastics team take multiple podium finishes at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia. Tuesday night NZ time saw the team, consisting of Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics), Samadiana Fariz and Isabella Brett (Tri Star Gymnastics), finish in third … Read More

WAG Trans-Tasman Challenge

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the selection of the Women’s Artistic STEP 10 team to compete against Australia at the Trans-Tasman Challenge, to be held at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships in Invercargill on Thursday 29 September. The New Zealand Team is: Anna Tempero – Top of the South Millie Manning – Wanganui-Manawatu Alex Burne – Waikato Madeline Whiting – … 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

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