Jimboomba gymnasts triumph over COVID-19 lockdowns to qualify for junior state titles at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Represent: Daniela Novak, Erin Saxelby, Katherine Blandford and Denika Downie are among the Jimboomba contingent heading to the Gold Coast for the state titles.
Represent: Daniela Novak, Erin Saxelby, Katherine Blandford and Denika Downie are among the Jimboomba contingent heading to the Gold Coast for the state titles.

A host of Jimboomba gymnasts are representing their local club next week at the junior state titles on the Gold Coast.

It is the largest contingent Jimboomba has ever sent to the titles at Metricon Stadium.

The 12-strong team eclipses Jimboomba's previous record of 11.

They have battled lockdowns, which brought about breaks in community sport, and training over Zoom to still qualify for the titles.

"They've done really well to qualify, given we've had all these lockdowns," the club's women's artistic gymnastics program manager, Shalana Adrain, said.

"It's pretty good for a little regional club.

"They were back three weeks and then regionals were on."

Contingent: Eleven of the 12 Jimboomba Gymnastics Club's team who are competing at the state titles on the Gold Coast. They have qualified despite battling lockdowns and breaks in community sport.

Contingent: Eleven of the 12 Jimboomba Gymnastics Club's team who are competing at the state titles on the Gold Coast. They have qualified despite battling lockdowns and breaks in community sport.

The titles kick off on Monday and run until Friday.

The girls will hope to emulate the success of Daniela Novak and Leonie Meadlarkin, who returned from the regionals with medals.

The club is always looking for new members. Find the club on Facebook or Instagram.

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