Victoria Point YMCA gymnasts to represent Queensland

STATE REPS: YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts Marsali Andrews and Jayde Beutel will represent Queensland at two events. Photo: Supplied

STATE REPS: YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts Marsali Andrews and Jayde Beutel will represent Queensland at two events. Photo: Supplied

TWO Victoria Point YMCA gymnasts will represent Queensland after being selected at the Senior State Championships at Chandler.

Jayde Beutel was selected to take part in the National Championships in Melbourne in May, while Marsali Andrews will represent Queensland at the Border Challenge competition in June.

Coach Kellie Trask said their selection was based on combined scores from two days of competition.

Marsali was state champion in the Level 8 Open event, placing first in three apparatus – vault, uneven bars and beam – and second on floor.

Jayde finished seventh overall in the Level 8 Under 15 section.

See a video of Jayde in training here.

About 350 gymnasts took part in the Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Trial at Chandler from April 7 to 10.

Gymnastics Queensland chief executive officer Kym Dowdell said the meet was one of the most important on the state gymnastics calendar and had seen athletes working on their routine for months in preparation.

Ms Dowdell said more than 40 gymnastics clubs — including YMCA Victoria Point Gymnastics Club — were represented at the event, with athletes from the men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics disciplines competing.

“While artistic gymnastics sees athletes perform short routines on both on the floor as well as on apparatus such as rings, bars and beams, acrobatic gymnastics involves a group of gymnasts working together to perform acrobatic moves to music,” she said.