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Golden final day for Brown at Australian Championships

29 May 2017

GYMNASTICS: It was an outstanding finish for both the men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts at the Australian Gymnastics Championships yesterday afternoon at Hisense Arena.

Competition for the men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts concluded with part two of the Senior International Individual Apparatus Finals; Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar for the men, and Beam and Floor for the women.

Victorian Georgia-Rose Brown was outstanding on both Beam and Floor, claiming the gold medals on both apparatus, with scored of 12.500 and 12.975 respectively.

On Floor, Jade Vella-Wright closely followed Brown with a score of 12.425, with a three way tie for bronze between Elly Bayes (VIC), Erin Modaro (VIC), and Queensland’s Rianna Mizzen, with 12.375.

Georgia-Rose Brown said that it was her consistency that got her over the line.

“I was really happy…my goal was to go out there and be as consistent as possible and hit my routines...they’re not the most difficult at the moment, but it’s a work in progress," Brown said.

Unfortunately, Western Australia’s Emily Little had an uncharacteristic stumble on Beam, as well as a sickening fall from her first tumbling pass on Floor, which left her unable to complete her routine, but thankfully physically okay.

In the men’s competition, the states shared around the gold medals in part two of the apparatus finals, with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria taking out the top sports on Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar respectively.

Christopher Remkes from South Australia took out top spot for Vault with a massive score of 15.000, followed closely by his teammate and training partner, Clay Stephens, and Gabriel Swan-McLean from New South Wales.

Mitchell Morgans from Queensland won the Parallel Bars Australian title with a score of 13.850, whilst also claiming silver on Horizontal Bar with 13.800.

Tyson Bull from Victoria took home the gold medal on Horizontal Bar, with a crowd pleasing that scored 14.500.

Morgans said he was much happier with his finals results, after a disappointing performance in qualifications.

“[I was] much better today...better than the other days…[I] was pretty happy with finals," he said.

"Tyson is a good competitor, and we like to battle it out each year so it’s good to have him here.”

Following on from his success at the Australian Gymnastics Championships, Morgans is looking towards representing Australia World University Games and World Championships later in the year.

The 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships will continue at Hisense Arena this Wednesday, with competition commencing in the Rhythmic, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics divisions.

Gymnastics Australia

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