20 year old WAG gymnast, Naomi Lee, from the Woden Valley Gymnastics Club was selected for the Australian Team to compete on Floor and Vault at the World Cup event in Massilia, France, in November 2016. She was one of four gymnasts selected to be members of the Australian Team, under WAG Head Coach, Peggy Liddick. The team used the event to gain competition experience for the ucoming competitive season.
Taking part in her first assignment as a part of the Australian team, Naomi produced a stunning performance in the final on her pet apparatus – Vault – to tie for the Silver medal. On a tie breaker countback, she was awarded the Bronze medal.
Naomi has also been short-listed to compete at the Toyota International event in Tokyo, Japan, in December 2016, after she finished first on both Floor and Vault at the trial conducted for these events at the AIS.
Naomi was a part of the WAG Program at the AIS where she was on a full scholarship until 2010 when the program closed down. She retired from competition in 2011 because of a number of injuries. However, has come out of retirement in 2014 to follow her dreams and try for the Australian Team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Unfortunately, Australia was unsuccessful in the qualification in the Olympic Team event, but this has not stopped Naomi who will now continue on the pathway with the 2020 Olympics in her sights.
Congratulations to Naomi Lee, and coach Tae Tyrrell, for a great performance and best wishes for your next International Competition in Japan!