WINNERS: Gladstone Gymnastics didn't come home empty handed from the State Titles, competitors, (back left) Justin Derringer, 10, Joshua Hurst, 11, Bailey Rule, 11, Cooper Maitland, 10, (front left) Jordan Forsyth, 9, Joseph Derringer, 11.
WINNERS: Gladstone Gymnastics didn't come home empty handed from the State Titles, competitors, (back left) Justin Derringer, 10, Joshua Hurst, 11, Bailey Rule, 11, Cooper Maitland, 10, (front left) Jordan Forsyth, 9, Joseph Derringer, 11. Brenda Strong

Gladstone gymnasts bring home medal haul from state titles

GLADSTONE Gymnastics Club has returned from the junior state titles in Brisbane with a massive haul of medals, exceeding all expectations.

The extensive training hours for some gymnasts as young as nine has paid off, with the club returning a top three result in every level of the men's artistic gymnastics.

"Some of the kids train 20 hours a week," Gladstone Gymnastics Club's Amy Dew said.

Adam Parker was able to qualify for the Queensland team and will now compete at the nationals in Sydney.

Jordan Forsyth, Justin Derringer and Cooper Maitland were outstanding in taking wins in their respective categories, while Joshua Swanepoel and Joshua Hurst finished third in their competitions.

"Our boys are good, but they did a superb job, they exceeded expectations for sure," Dew said.

State results

  • Jordan Forsyth-1st, level 3 Open
  • Justin Derringer- 1st, level 4 Under
  • Joshua Swanepoel- 3rd, level 4 Under
  • Cooper Maitland-1st, level 4 Open
  • Joseph Derringer- 9th, level 4 Open
  • Joshua Hurst-3rd, level 5 Under
  • Marcus Martin- 5th, level 5 Open



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