Gladstone Gymnastic Club's (from left) Gemma Sweeney, Tahlia Gailbraith, Ella Lawrie (top),  Mollie O'Neil and Keecia Mallie.
Gladstone Gymnastic Club's (from left) Gemma Sweeney, Tahlia Gailbraith, Ella Lawrie (top), Mollie O'Neil and Keecia Mallie.

Future looks bright for gymnasts



Five Gladstone Gymnastic Club women's artistic gymnasts are among the possible future champions of the sport in action at the WAG State Titles in Caloundra this weekend.

The titles will feature hundreds of levels 4-6 gymnasts who have qualified for the event and have been identified as potential high class senior competitors.

Gladstone pair Mollie O'Neil and Tahlia Gailbraith will make their state junior competition debut after having both qualified for level four competition.

Club head coach Anna Turets-chek said competing against such high quality opponents would provide valuable experience for both girls.

For level five gymnasts Ella Lawrie, Gemma Sweeney and Keecia Mallie, the Caloundra titles will be their second at junior state level.

Their coach Silke Hetherington said the girls had trained hard and were each capable of producing good results. She said Lawrie hoped to beat last year's performance when she finished fifth overall while Mallie is also expected to fare better after being struck by chicken pox midway through the 2004 event.



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