Media Release: NZ’s Best Gymnasts to Perform Across the Country

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Aerobics and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, 2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 2017 NZ Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Media Release

  GymSports New Zealand has announced that the best gymnasts in the country will compete for national titles in three different cities this year. Nelson will play host to the NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, at the recently renovated Trafalgar Centre, from 4 – 8 October. GymSports NZ will work alongside Gymnastics Nelson and the wider Top of the South community … Read More

Gymnasts Named in High Performance Investment Announcement

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

GymSports New Zealand is pleased to announce another sport record, to what has been a year of ‘firsts’ for the national sports organisation. High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) announced this morning their Campaign Investment decisions for 2017 and on the list is women’s artistic gymnast Courtney McGregor. Courtney was the baby of the New Zealand Olympic Team in Rio, … Read More

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

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

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

Media Release: National Gymnastics Titles Awarded

Anna Robertson2016 NZ Gymsports Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, Media Release

Media release: Sunday 2 October 2016 Five days of competition saw 16 provinces battle it out at the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships, where Auckland and Canterbury dominated the National titles. Both Trampoline titles go home to the same household in Auckland, with Rachel Schmidt taking out the Senior Women’s trampoline and brother Dylan Schmidt the Senior Men’s. Dylan also … Read More

Media Release: Gymnastics Battle Officially Begins

Anna Robertson2016 NZ Gymsports Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, Media Release

Media release: Wednesday 28 September 2016 The 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships was officially opened by Mayor Tim Shadbolt, at ILT Stadium Southland tonight. Almost a thousand athletes from 16 provinces were welcomed to their national championships, with locals Southland marching in last to a massive home town cheer. Athletes from all five gymnastics sports will battle it out for the … Read More

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

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