PURE STRENGTH: Alfie Little from Gladstone Gymnastics put on a solid performance on the rings apparatus at the Masters Gymnastics Competition, Gladstone.
PURE STRENGTH: Alfie Little from Gladstone Gymnastics put on a solid performance on the rings apparatus at the Masters Gymnastics Competition, Gladstone. Matt Taylor GLA150718GYMN

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GYMNASTICS: The Gladstone Masters Gymnastics was bigger and better than last year at the Anna Turetschek Gymnastic Arena yesterday.

Turetschek was the competition director said plans will be put in place to make it even bigger.

"It was wonderful and we had a maximum amount of competitors which was nine more than last year," she said.

There was a total of 47 athletes and some who performed at elite level and they re-lived their halcyon days.

David Eggleton from Urban Gymnastics looked strong during his pommel horse routine.
David Eggleton from Urban Gymnastics looked strong during his pommel horse routine. Matt Taylor GLA150718GYMN

Turetschek said the event may grow in 2019 and beyond.

"We would like to target a Queensland Masters event and we hope so," she said.

"We hope to apply of course in September, but if we don't, then we'll just have the Gladstone Masters."

She said yesterday's event was well received from competitors from as far as Jimboomba and Wide Bay.

Amy Stephenson from Wide Bay gymnastics displayed elegance during her floor routine.
Amy Stephenson from Wide Bay gymnastics displayed elegance during her floor routine. Matt Taylor GLA150718GYMN

"The people have done a super job," she said.

Gladstone gymnast Alfie Little, who performed so well in the rings apparatus as well as the 'Most Entertaining' on the floor where he was dressed as Luigi from Mario Brothers.

"I think that I might have won the votes for 'Most Entertaining'," he laughed.

The sport began when he was a youngster at the Gladstone Boy's Club Gymnastics before he progressed to the Gladstone Gymnastics Club.

"I got to a lowly level two and when my children started doing gymnastics about 30-years later when I was 36, I did some adult classes and have been doing that for about five or six years now," Little said.

"This was the only competition that I have participated in and have done this competition for three years now."



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