2022 Australian Gymnastics Championships - Senior MAG and WAG Day 2 Recap

Day 9 of competition at the Australian Gymnastics Championships saw our Senior International Men’s and Women’s Artistic gymnasts compete for the title of Australian Champion in individual apparatus. 

 Victoria’s Marcus Casamento put on a stunning performance  on Floor, topping the standings with a score of 13.700, ahead of New South Welshman Heath Thorpe and Queenslander David Tanner. 

Crowd favourite Vedant Sawant from Queensland took top honours on Pommel Horse, ahead of Friday night’s All-Around winner Jesse Moore and fellow Queenslander Michael Tone with a score of 13.933. Tone performed tremendously on the Rings, top scoring with 13.066 with David Tanner again making the podium a mere 0.100 ahead of Thorpe.  

Thorpe was again the silver medalist on Vault, scoring 14.283, just behind the 14.516 scored by the ACT’s James Bacueti who secured the gold medal. New South Wales’ Alan Osman rounded out the top 3 with 13.916.

Veteran and another crowd favourite Mitchell Morgans from Queensland put on a commanding performance on Parallel Bars, winning the old with a score of 14.433, ahead of Jack Hall and David Tanner.

Olympian Tyson Bull wowed the crowd on High Bar, showing why he made the finals in Toyko, taking home the gold, just ahead of fellow Victorian Kip Smith on 13.600. Morgans finished with the Bronze and a score of 13.366. 

It was different for our Women’s Artistic gymnasts, with each competitor taking to the apparatus twice, with their scores combining to form the overall standings.

On Floor, Victoria’s Emily Whitehead topped scored with 26.666, ahead of Queensland’s Georgia Godwin and Victoria’s Romi Brown. 

Brown scored a gold medal to go alongside her bronze on Uneven Bars with a score of 26.933. Victoria’s Kate McDonald came in second, with Godwin once again appearing on the dais in third place. 

Godwin also scored two gold medals, in both Vault and Beam, where her score of 26.500 was enough to emerge victorious over Kate McDonald and Emily Whitehead. 

Unsurprisingly, Godwin was the All-Around gold medalist with a score of 106.298, ahead of Whitehead on 105.064 and Brown on 103.597. 

The final Senior International session will take place on Wednesday 25 May, when our Men’s Artistic gymnast get set to compete in the third and final Continental Championships where they will go head-to-head against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand.

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