FOUR Armidale gymnasts are set to hit centre stage when they head to Sydney to take on the best in the state at the NSW championships.
Armidale City Gymnastic Club’s Emma Barnier, Caitlin Schuman, Bianca Kiehne and Alyce Inman will represent the club in the senior state championships at Rooty Hill on April 16 and 17.
Inman has been doing gymnastics since 2004 and said it was a great honour to be selected to compete with her fellow Armidale gymnasts.
“We have all been training together for a few years but this will be our first time going to state at level seven,” she said.
“It is pretty big (to get to state) especially for level seven.
“That is when things start getting really hard, the skills you have to do.
“This is probably my last year competing as well so I am very happy I made it to state.”
Competitors went through a vigorous trial process and were selected based on the completion of their routines.
Athletes at the state championships will take part in four events- vault, bar, beam and floor.
“You have go through two trials and you have to complete all your routines,” Inman said.
“We were told the day after that we all made it through.”
Gymnasts who place in the top in each category will go on to compete at the national championships at Melbourne’s Olympic Park later in the year.
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