Amber ace of gymnastics title

LOCAL gymnast Amber Piggin, a member of the Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA), is a very proud Tasmanian Overall Junior 2021 Champion following the recent championships event at the Kingborough Sports Centre.

LOCAL gymnast Amber Piggin, a member of the Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA), is a very proud Tasmanian Overall Junior 2021 Champion following the recent championships event at the Kingborough Sports Centre. 

Amber, who attends Brighton Primary School, competed in Level 4 and won the top title. 

The Junior State Championships signals the end of the junior competition season.

The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Level 5 and 6 gymnasts had a fantastic competition with some routines executed with poise and style.

The Level 8 WAG and Level 8 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) athletes chose to compete in the optional competition for senior athletes that runs alongside the Junior competition. It turned out to be a great decision as they all performed fabulously well with new skills added to their routines. Kobi Gray who competed Level 8 for the first time, achieved a very commendable third overall. At the same time, our WAG Level 8 gymnasts took over the podium, with Hayley W placing third, Zoe coming in second and Hayley D taking out first place.

The WAG Level 3 girls all performed their routines well, with many of them achieving personal bests. Special mention to Hailee M, who placed sixth on floor.

The team of WAG Level 4 gymnasts smashed the competition with spectacular routines! Special mentions go to: Lillian – sixth on vault in the nine and underage group, Ava – third on floor in the nine and under age group, Sienna – first on vault, fourth on beam and topping it off with fourth. 

In the nine and under age group, Chloe B – fifth on vault in the 10 and 11 age group, Chloe G – first on vault and first on bars, placing second overall in the 10 and 11 age group, Hailey J – second on beam in the 10 and 11 age group, Amber – for an excellent competition, resulting in second on vault, third on bars, fourth on beam and first overall in the 10 and 11 age group, Sophie – third on vault and second on bars, beam and floor, resulting in second overall in the 12 and over age group.

The level 4 White Team (Chloe G, Sophie, Amber and Lucy) also came away with the Level 4 second overall and Amber as the Level 4 Overall State Champion.

Heath, HGA’s only junior MAG representative, also competed well and was fourth on floor. 

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