Sam Offord to swing into retirement
After nearly 20 years and countless unforgettable memories, Sam Offord has announced his retirement from elite competitive gymnastics.
Sam is a proud member of the South Australia Gymnastics and Gym-JETS communities. Offord represented his state at numerous National Championships and proved himself to be one of Australia’s top All Around gymnasts in recent years winning the title of Men’s Australian Champion in 2007, 2009 and again in 2010.
He also competed at six World Championships, two Commonwealth Games and numerous other major international events. Sam realised a dream at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as a member of the Australian Men’s Team when they won the gold medal for the first time in Commonwealth Games history. Sam also took away a gold medal on rings and finished 5th in the All Around final in a closely contested competition.
Gymnastics Australia would like to thank Sam for his dedication and commitment to the sport of Gymnastics and wish him every success in the future. Sam's passion for Gymnastics is sure to inspire future generations of gymnasts and we look forward to his continued involvement in the sport.
If you would like to read more about Sam's retirement and to see images from his career, please visit Gymnastics South Australia's website.