Bronze at Junior Commonwealth Championships

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, 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 a podium finish at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia.

The team, consisting of Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics), Samadiana Fariz and Isabella Brett (Tri Star Gymnastics), finished in third place (149.25) behind Wales (158.95) and South Africa (152.40).  Sri Lanka and Namibia were also in the teams field.

All three girls go through to compete in individual apparatus finals tonight NZ time:

  • Vault: Samadiana and Isabella
  • Bars: Samadiana and Stella
  • Beam: Stella and Isabella
  • Floor: Isabella and Stella

Team mate Charlotte Ryan from North Harbour Gymnastics, unfortunately withdrew from competition due to a training injury.

Josiah Geange from Tri Star Gymnastics Club is the official tour coach with GymSports NZ life members Michele Hawke and Marie Stechman attending as judges.

The New Zealand rhythmic gymnastics team kick off their competition Thursday night NZ time.