We are excited to announce the Rhythmic Gymnastics National and Junior squads for 2020:
2020 National (senior) Squad:
- Havana Hopman (Counties Manukau Gymnastics)
- Hannah Moore (North Harbour Gymnastics)
- Anna Taylor (Olympia Gymnastic Sports)
- Iris XinEn Hoo (North Harbour Gymnastics)
- Laylah Waggie (North Harbour Gymnastics)
- Paris Chin (Olympia Gymnastic Sports)
- Chalisa Bond (Counties Manukau Gymnastics)
- Aya Tanaka-Probert (North Harbour Gymnastics) – retired
- Grace Schroder (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) – retired
2020 Junior Squad:
- Anais Bebleman (Counties Manukau Gymnastics)
- Yunjo Kim (Olympia Gymnastic Sports)
- Kezia Ho (North Harbour Gymnastics)
- Mikayla Chin (Olympia Gymnastic Sports)
Congratulations to all athletes selected to the Squads. We wish you all the best with your trainings and competitions this year.
How is the squad put together?
Athletes will be selected into the 2020 Squad using performance criteria achieved at key events. The 2020 Squad will be named in November 2019 using 2019 events. Athletes can also be selected into the Squad during 2020 if they achieve the performance criteria at 2020 events. These key events are as follows:
- Any FIG World Challenge/Cup or International Tournament from 1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019
- Any Junior FIG sanctioned event from 1 November 2018 – 31 October 2019
- 2019 Australian Gymnastics Championships – May 2019
- 2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships – October 2018
Individual – Senior International
- All Around – 50.900
- Hoop – 13.000
- Ball – 12.800
- Clubs – 12.800
- Ribbon – 11.600
Individual – First-year senior in 2019 (born 2003)
- All Around – 43.000
- Rope – 10.000
- Ball – 11.500
- Clubs – 11.500
- Ribbon – 10.000
Group – Senior International
- All Around – 22.000
- Apparatus – 13.000
Individual – Junior International
- All Around – 39.000
- Rope – 9.500
- Ball – 11.000
- Clubs – 11.000
- Ribbon – 9.500
Group – Junior International
- All Around – 20.000
- Apparatus – 10.000
Does this mean athletes automatically make a tour 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 and junior squads, you will be invited to attend squad meets/camps with other squad athletes and coaches. Performance and attitude at these sessions/camps may be taken into consideration when nominating and selecting for competitions.
Please also read and understand the full 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics National Squad Selection Policy.