Country club headed to the big league

Freya Ezquerra, Amelia Fish, Indi Coates, Ruby Welsh and Ginger Gleeson (Denmark Gymnastics Club)

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The best of Denmark’s talented young gymnasts are headed to Darwin for the State National Championships after placing in the Gymnastics WA Regional Championships.

Nineteen girls from Denmark Gymnastics Club over levels three to six travelled up to Perth over the weekend to compete in the WA Regional Championships, where the level three gymnasts came second in the team event.

Level four girls brought home second place in the team event with Madison Tonkin getting gold on bars and Chloe Ross achieving gold on vault, while Kendall Rodgers also won a gold medal.

Chloe Ross, Kyha Turner, Madison Tonkin, Lani Manganaro and Charlie Growchowski (Denmark Gymnastics Club)

Exciting time

Head coach Michelle Headley said the wins were an exciting time for the small country town club.
“The girls are over the moon,” she said.

“So now we are madly fundraising to get up there – it’s all systems go.”

Ms Headley said only the top six in each level were chosen to compete in the Nationals in Darwin.

Michelle Hinchliffe-Headley and Madison Tonkin (Denmark Gymnastics Club)

“Gym’s a tough sport, point one can separate gymnasts, but we did it so it’s very exciting.”

“Gym’s a tough sport, point one can separate gymnasts, but we did it so it’s very exciting.

“For level four, for example, there were 47 gymnasts entered and only the top six could go.

“The fact that we had girls entered in all levels get chosen is fantastic.”

Ezquerra claims gold

Freya Ezquerra – level 5 (Denmark Gymnastics Club)

Overall, the level five girls came third in the group event, with Freya Ezquerra claiming gold on beam. 
Esme MacDonald was the Club’s only level six gymnast and performed fantastically on the day with some tough competition and will also be headed to Darwin.

Madison Tonkin, Freja Ezquerra and Ruby Walsh will also be joining Esme to compete in the State Nationals in Darwin in August.

Chloe Ross holds the reserve spot for level four.

Denmark Gymnastics Club will be fundraising to help get all gymnasts to Darwin and if you would like more information, email dengymnastics@gmail.com

 

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