Bendigo gymnasts among best in the country

TALENTED: Bendigo gymnasts have competed well at various state and national events. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

TALENTED: Bendigo gymnasts have competed well at various state and national events. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

BENDIGO Gymnasts from Palmer's Gym have been ranked the best club within Victoria and the fourth best in Australia. 

Fifteen gymnasts from the gym competed at the National Clubs Championships in Tasmania, with all tumblers finishing within the top 40 in the country. 

Coach Emma Carmody said it was an awesome effort from the team. 

Latisha Painter placed fourth in the level seven category. 

Reuben Rossler was fourth in the level six men and Logan Barker was fifth in level four. 

In level five Kyrewyn Rogers was 10th, Chloe Swatton was 11th and Taya Nichols was 15th and Grace Mackay placed 10th in the level six division. 

In level four, Meg Johns was fourth, Lucy Sheriff was 14th, Michaela Meharry 17th, Isobel James-McCloy 19th, Tahlia Sims 30th, Kaitlyn Rosendale 31st, Matisse Cugura 34th and Aubree Mitchell 36th. 

Gymnasts also competed at the FISAF National Championships in Melbourne last month. 

Jemima Brown and Emma Jenkyn placed second and Amelia Cartledge was fourth. 

Cartledge has also been selected in the Victorian state team to compete at the Aerobic Gymnastic National Championships in Brisbane between September 18 and 20.

Juniors also competed at the Aerobic Gymnastics State Championships last week. 

Rubi Conti Moore finished the event with a first and second placing, while Jacaila Dettman also had a second and fifth placings in her respective divisions. 

Bracey was third and first in her categories, Alex Liacos also finished the state event with two first placings and Jemima Brown was second. 

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