Hattrick heroes: Redland athletes secure gold at national clubs carnival - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Redland City Gymsports’ athletes overcame substantial hurdles to clinch a hattrick of gold medals at the 2023 National Clubs Carnival on the Gold Coast over the spring holidays.

Congratulations to the 15 young trampolinists who were forced to compete out of their comfort zone on equipment vastly superior to what they normally train on. Because of the club closures for Redfest and the Caravan Expo, they also had limited preparation in the critical lead-up period.

Head Coach, Melanie Tonks says many were quite stressed as they had limited warm-up time and knew they were up against 80 odd competitors in their event. But the squad coped, thanks to coaches Joe Finley and Lesley Daly who were so calming and motivated. “The athletes did so well; I am so proud of them all.”

Congratulations to Charlotte Johnstone, who won Double Mini and placed second on both Trampoline and Tumbling. Ella Brushe and Jonah Masri both won their Double Mini event and placed third on Trampoline.

Evie Blackmore surprised everyone with finals placings in both Double Mini and Trampoline. There were 58 competitors in her trampoline event and 80 contesting Double Mini. Abi Van Dam achieved 8th place in a field of 58 in her trampoline event.

Trey Morales, Saxon Walters, Levi Coutts-Hohenhaus and Mia and Bella Malcolm all made finals in one or two of their events. Charlotte, Ella,
Jonah and Trey all qualified for the 2024 National Championships.

This term the club has the South Queensland Interclub Challenge 3 and a qualifier event, so trampolinists can’t let up on their training just yet!

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