Gymnasts jump on podium at nationals

South Coast Gymnastics Academy members Tim Hawken, Rhoan Edwards, Jarrod Buick, Adam Rusgnach and Joseph D'Souza-Bullman starred for NSW at the recent Australian Gymnastics Championships. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

South Coast Gymnastics Academy members Tim Hawken, Rhoan Edwards, Jarrod Buick, Adam Rusgnach and Joseph D'Souza-Bullman starred for NSW at the recent Australian Gymnastics Championships. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

FOUR talented South Coast Gymnastics Academy members have done it again.

Just over a month after dominating the 2014 Gymnastics NSW Elite State Championships, the teenagers from the Coniston-based club were just as successful at the Australian Gymnastics Championships at Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park last week.

Joseph D'Souza-Bullman led the way once again, winning four gold medals on his way to being crowned level 7 men's open Australian champion.

D'Souza-Bullman claimed gold in the rings, vault, high bar and parallel bars and a bronze for the floor event.

He won another gold medal for being one of the four South Coast Gymnastics Academy members in the NSW team, which claimed the overall team title at the national championships.

Adam Rusgnach finished second on the final leaderboard behind clubmate D'Souza-Bullman. His impressive championship included winning a silver on ring and bronze on pommel horse as well as top 10 placings for floor and high bar.

Jarrod Buick also impressed with a gold medal for floor, silver for parallel bars and ninth-place standing overall.

Fellow South Coast gymnast Rhoan Edwards tied second with Buick for parallel bars and received a silver medal for his efforts to go with his overall ranking of 14th place.

Owner and long-time club coach Liz Medway was ecstatic with the boys' performances.

On April 5 the South Coast Gymnastics Academy members secured their spot on the NSW team after brilliant performances at the 2014 Gymnastics NSW Elite State Championships.

The club dominated the men's gymnastics level 7 open division, incredibly finishing first to fourth overall.

Medway and senior coach Robert Hong were thrilled the gymnasts again produced the goods at the Australian championships.

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