Five Denmark Gymnastics Club representatives selected in WA Country team for Northern Territory Champs
Denmark Gymnastics Club have a strong representation in the 2021 Gymnastics WA Country Team, which was announced last month.
Five gymnasts have been selected to compete at the Northern Territory Championships scheduled for later this month.
The WA team will come up against South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT at the event.
Esme MacDonald, Ruby Welsh, Freja Ezquerra, Chloe Ross and Madison Tonkin will represent Denmark club in the WA team.
They were selected in the State team after excelling at the WA regional championships in Perth held on July 10-11 at the State Gymnastics Centre. It was the first time Gymnastics WA held this competition and it was attended by clubs from across regional WA.
Five of the 19 gymnasts in the State team are from Denmark.
The top six gymnasts in each level from level four and up at the regional champs were selected in the team.
There was 46 gymnasts entered in level four and 36 gymnasts in level five.
Ross and Tonkin made it through in the level four category while Ezquerra and Welsh will represent level five.
MacDonald will compete in level six after making the final six from 17 gymnasts.
Denmark entered five level fours, five level fives and one level six and were rewarded with the strong State selection.
On top of their selections all five girls selected in the State team came away with individual medals.
They received a medal for all levels and apparatus and Denmark’s level fives swept the podium on the uneven bars event, with Welsh claiming gold, Ezquerra taking silver and Amelia Fish winning bronze.
The level fours finished in second place in the team event and the level fives were third.
Denmark also had a group of eight level three gymnasts and they came away with second place in the team event but were ineligible to make the country team.
Coach Michelle Headley said she was proud of her club and gymnasts.
“This is the first time in the club’s history we have taken girls to Perth to compete,” she said.
“Our club has undergone a huge transformation with new coaches and management only taking over at the start of last year, so to achieve this in only a year and a half along with lockdown interfering with training last year and all competitions being cancelled, this is just awesome.”
Denmark returned from their second competition of the season in Perth last weekend and competed in a team event in level three and four.
This competition was against all metro and regional clubs they walked away with first place in both levels.
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