We are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected into the 2019 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad:
- Isabella Brett (Christchurch School of Gymnastics)
- Maia Fishwick (Tri Star Gymnastics)
- Charlotte Ryan (Tri Star Gymnastics)
- Courtney McGregor (Christchurch School of Gymnastics)
We wish these girls all the very best for their 2019 competitions.
The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) National Squad is for athletes competing senior international.
How is the squad put together?
Athletes will be selected into the 2019 Squad using performance criteria achieved at key events. The 2019 Squad will be named in November 2018 using 2018 events. Athletes can also be selected into the Squad during 2019 if they achieve the performance criteria at 2019 events. These key events are as follows:
NZ Qualifying Events
- CSG Classic – July 2018 (2019 tbc)
- Mason Gillespie – July 2018 (2019 tbc)
- 2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships – October 2018
- World Cup Melbourne – February 2018 and 2019
- Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – April 2018
- Pacific Rim Championships – April 2018
- Australian Championships – May 2018 and 2019
- World Championships – October 2018
- World Cup Doha – March 2019
- World Cup Baku – March 2019
To be selected, athletes should meet one of the following:
- Meet the All Around minimum D score AND AA score; or
- Meet the minimum D score (except vault) AND corresponding final score for two or more apparatus.
- 17.60 minimum D score
- 46.00 AA score for Senior international or STEP 10 in 2018
- 43.00 AA score for Junior international or STEP 10 under 16 in 2018
Apparatus (athletes must qualify on a minimum of two apparatus)
- Vault – 13.30 average of two vaults (there is no D score for vault)
- Uneven bars – 4.0 (all CRs) D score and 11.90 final score
- Beam – 4.5 (all CRs) D score and 11.50 final score
- Floor – 4.5 (all CRs) D score and 12.20 final score
- STEP 10 gymnasts will have their competition D scores recalculated based on FIG rules.
- These values will be reviewed in 2019 and are likely to be increased to keep in line with the top 50% scores from World Cups and World Championship events.
Does this mean athletes automatically make the team?
No. Being part of the squad means you are a targeted athlete, but depending on the competition, there may be other criteria to be met before a team is announced.
So what does part of the Squad mean?
It means that you are a targeted athlete and are eligible for selection to international events. As part of the national squad, you will be invited to attend training sessions/camps with other squad athletes and coaches, as well as lectures and other learning opportunities for both athletes and their coaches. Performance and attitude at these sessions/camps will be taken into consideration when nominating and selecting for competitions.