Premier Gymnastics, Redland City Gymsports athletes do city proud at national club championships

WORLD COMPETITION: Charlotte Johnstone (right) photographed with fellow Gymsports athlete Erin Hopgood earlier this year.
WORLD COMPETITION: Charlotte Johnstone (right) photographed with fellow Gymsports athlete Erin Hopgood earlier this year.

REDLANDS trampoline gymnast Charlotte Johnstone is bound for Japan after impressing judges at the national club championships in September.

Johnstone - who trains at Redland City Gymsports - will compete in the under 17 trampoline and synchronised events at the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions, in Tokyo, Japan from December 5 to 8.

She is also the reserve for double mini.

It came after she won the junior international double mini under 17 event and placed second in trampoline at the National Club Championships, held on the Gold Coast.

Johnstone was one of 10 Gymsports athletes to compete.

Fellow athlete Rylee Watson placed second in under 13 double mini and fourth in trampoline, while Kate Johnstone made the finals in level four tumbling.

Premier Gymnastics had six Redlands athletes compete.

The level six team - which included Capalaba's Tayla Cannon - placed sixth all around, while Keeley Wilson and Charlie Banks helped the level seven team to a silver medal.

Birkdale's Doreen Chiang helped the level eight team to a national gold, while sister Rachael Chiang's level 10 team won second place.

Taia Jude-Vickers from Capalaba also competed in level five.

The athletes' strong performances led to Premier being named the second overall club for women's artistic gymnastics in Australia for 2019.

In rhythmic gymnastics, the Premier level four athletes - Camy Laskus, Myroslava Mozghova, Abby Greenwood, Jaime Cupitt, Lucy Guy and Lola Booth - took out fourth place in a tough field.