Australian Gymnastics Championships - Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) Wrap Up
Our MAG State Team commenced their Australian Gymnastics Championships campaign on Day Two of the week-long event.
Held at Melbourne Arena between 20-26 May, all teams and individuals worked incredibly hard to put Queensland ahead of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania with a combined MAG and WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics) medal tally of 52 Gold medals, 48 Silver medals and 39 Bronze medals.
The boys didn’t waste any time in the team events. It was straight to the podium for the MAG Level 7 Open team who won Silver and MAG Level 8 Open team, who won Gold.
On Day Four, Finaly Jones from Cooroy Gymnastics Club was crowned the MAG Level 8 Open All-Around Australian Champion. Jones also placed third on Floor, first on Rings and second on P-Bars.
Ethan Munt from Lawnton Artistic Gymnastics was the All-Around Bronze medallist. Munt also placed first on P-Bars.
Special mention also goes to Cody Corbett from The Southport School Gymnastics Club who placed second on Rings, and Fletcher Griffith from Brisbane Grammar School who placed second on Horizontal Bar.
Congratulations to MAG Level 7 Open gymnast, Samuel Poilapa from PCYC Sandgate. Poilapa won Silver on Rings and Vault. Teammate Michael Doborosvok from Gold Coast Gymnastics place third on Floor.
MAG Level 7 Under got Day Five underway by claiming another Silver medal for Queensland in their team event. Dylan Parker from Super Performance Centre/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre did his teammates proud by going on to win the All-Around Silver. He also received a Silver on Pommel and Vault, and Gold on High Bar. Elijah Coombs secured the Silver on Rings and tied with Caedan McIlhatton for the Bronze Medal on Parallel Bars.
The Level 9 Open boys followed in the steps of MAG Level 7 Under and took out Silver in their team event. Jonah Harrison from Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Club placed first on Pommel and Rings, and third on Floor.
Mitchell Harrys from Lawnton Gymnastics placed third on Vault and first on P-Bars. Oliver Armstong from Lawnton Gymnastics won Bronze on Rings.
By Day Six it was time for the boys in MAG Level 8 Under to shine. And shine they did!
With Gold in the team competition, and showstopper Zachary Simpson-Wylde from Brisbane Grammar School smashing the competition with first in Rings, Vault, Floor and High Bar. Naturally, Zachary went on to be crowned the Australian Champion.
Alistair Hoole from Brisbane Grammar School won Silver on High Bar. Eli Pullen from Super Performance Centre/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre received Bronze on Floor and Silver on Rings. And Jackson Wright from Brisbane Grammar School placed first on P-Bars.
Our gymnasts from MAG Level 9 Under 15 and MAG Level 9 Under 17 found themselves on the podium on Day Six of competition.
Reilly Flanagan from Lawnton Artistic Gymnastics/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre placed first All-Around. He also won Gold on P-Bars, Silver on Pommel and Bronze on Floor.
Brooklyn Brougham from Brisbane Grammar School/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance received Gold on Rings, Silver on Floor and High Bar, and Bronze on Vault. Fellow Brisbane Grammar School/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance athlete, James Hardy received the Bronze All-Around, Gold on Vault, and Bronze on Rings and High Bar.
Harrison Williams from Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Club medalled 3rd on Pommel.
After performing successfully in competition, James Hardy and Reilly Flanagan were selected to be a part of the MAG Junior National Squad.
Our MAG Level 10 Open narrowly beat NSW for Gold in the team competition. MAG Level 10 All-Around athlete, Simon Constable from Brisbane Grammar School placed second All-Around.
Kyle McCartney from Brisbane Grammar School won Gold on Floor. Paddy Rudd from Allstars Gymnastics won Gold on Vault. Mitch Harding from Lawnton Gymnastics won the Silver on P-Bars, and Kobi Thompson from Maroochy Beach Gymnastics placed third on Floor.
Our MAG Seniors aced their team competition coming away with the Gold! The team also won the Cheales-Williamson Shield!
The Cheales-Williamson Shield recognises the most successful state or territory in men’s gymnastics at the AGC and we are thrilled to have won this title for the 10th year in a row!
Our MAG Seniors also claimed Gold, Silver and Bronze in the MAG Senior All-Around Competition!
Congratulations Mitchell Morgans from Lawnton Artistic Gymnastics/NCE on being crowned Australian Champion. Morgans also placed second on P-Bars.
Scott Costin from Brisbane Grammar School placed second All-Around with a Bronze on Floor and Silver on High Bar.
Michael Tone from Gold Coast Gymnastics/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance won the final All-Around position up for grabs. Tone also secured first on Rings, and Silver on Pommel.
Fellow teammate, Hudson Irwin from Super Performance Gymnastics Centre/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre narrowly missed out on All-Around Bronze, but successfully won Bronze on Rings and P-Bars.
Heath Thorpe from Super Performance Centre/Gymnastics Queensland High Performance Centre placed sixth All-Around and won Silver on Floor and Bronze on Vault.
Jack Norman from Brisbane Grammar School won Bronze on Pommel.
After Mitchell Morgans successful AGC campaign, he was selected to be a part of MAG Senior National Squad.
The Australian Gymnastics Championships continue from 30 May until 3 June with Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatics Gymnastics competitions.
For full results from the Australian Gymnastics Championships, click here.