Our New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics teams have done us all proud at the inaugural World Cup Melbourne last week. All three of our women’s team made their World Cup debuts, and made finals. On the men’s team, Jorden O’Connell-Inns put up a solid first World Cup routine on pommel horse before the more experienced Luke Dobney and Devy Dyson making finals.
Coaches Josiah Geange (WAG) and Toby Levine (MAG) said it was great experience for the athletes and they are pleased with their results.
New Zealand was also represented on the judging panels by Esther Hyde and Michelle Woolf on the WAG panels and Gareth Brettell and Ken Bow on the MAG panels.
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Caitlin Todd (Tri Star Gymnastics)
- Vault – qualified 4th to finals (13.033), finished 5th (13.049)
Estella Matthewson (Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club / Tri Star Gymnastics)
- Beam – qualified 6th to finals (11.833), finished 7th (11.633)
- Floor – qualified 8th to finals (10.866), finished 6th (11.833)
Isabella Brett (Tri Star Gymnastics)
Luke Dobney (Tri Star Gymnastics)
- Floor – qualified 6th to finals (12.633), finished 8th (11.500)
- Vault – qualified 8th to finals (13.216), finished 7th (13.066)
Jorden O’Connell-Inns (Christchurch School of Gymnastics)
- Pommel – finished 12th (11.433)
Devy Dyson (Tri Star Gymnastics, based at Phoenix Gymnastics Canada)
- Floor – finished 9th (11.533)
- Pommel – finished 9th (12.100)
- Rings – qualified 6th to finals (13.333), finished 6th (13.333)
- Parallel bars – qualified 6th to finals (12.700), finished 6th (11.766)
- Horizontal bar – qualified 2nd to finals (13.333), finished 4th (13.300)
A big thank you to John at Alphapix for the amazing competition photos.