Gladstone representing QLD in Finland gymnastics fest

BOYNE Island Revolution Gymsports is representing Queensland in one of the largest gymnastics festivals in the world.

The squad's Display Team (pictured) travelled to Helsinki in Finland for the 10-day 2015 Gymnaestrada.

The global gymnastics festival invites gymnasts of all ages from more than 20 different countries to showcase their love for the sport.

Revolution Gymsports performed an energetic circus-style routine to Pink's hit song Funhouse.

Gym coach and administrator Kara Reynolds said this was their second year at the event.

It came after the team finished third in the Byron Bay Gym4Life competition.

"They've been doing small group performances over there ... it's just a great experience for gymnasts," she said.

Reynolds said gymnasts aged eight to over 40 had travelled to the event.

As well as witnessing routines from gymnasts around the world, they attended a gala and spent a couple of weeks travelling too.

"They've done two performances over there and for one of those routines it was the first time they had performed it in front of a crowd," she said.

"This is the biggest performance that they've ever had to do."

Each routine went for more than seven minutes.

The team is the only representative from our state.

"We've got gymnasts over there that have never competed before and others that are level four gymnasts," she said.

The 15th World Gymnaestrada went from July 12-18. The non-competitive event aims to promote the value and diversity of gymnastics while presenting routines and increasing the sports interest to the wider public.

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