Gymnastics Australia Announces 2019 World Cup Team



Gymnastics Australia is excited to announce the athletes who will represent Australia at the Individual Apparatus Artistic Gymnastics World Cup taking place in Melbourne this week, February 21-24.

The world class event is not only returning to Melbourne for its third year, but the 2019 World Cup will serve as a qualifying event for athlete’s aiming for Tokyo 2020.

Hoping to build on their success from 2018, Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Chris Remkes and World Cup Silver medallist Mitchell Morgans will headline the Australian Men’s team.

While for the Women’s artistic event Commonwealth Games silver medallist Georgia-Rose Brown will lead the Australian Women’s team and look forward to seeing Elena Chipizubov and Kate Sayer compete in their first Senior International event.

Gymnastics Australia CEO Kitty Chiller said the event was a fantastic opportunity for the Australian athletes to compete on the world stage.

“Our athletes will have the chance to compete against the best gymnasts in the world in their own backyard with home crowd support,” Ms Chiller said.

“They are primed to perform at their best with the lure of gaining valuable Olympic qualifying results being a great inspiration.”

All 11 competing Australians and support staff arrive in Melbourne on Tuesday for training ahead of the event, with a record number of 32 countries and 90 athletes to attend.

Competition begins on Thursday 21st February at 6pm AEDT.

MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Gymnasts
James Bacueti
Tyson Bull
Mitchell Morgans
Chris Remkes
Michael Tone
Heath Thorpe

Officials
Head of Delegation: Andrew Logan
Team Manager: John Curtin
Head Coach: Vladimir Vatkin
Assistant Coach: Sean Wilson

WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Gymnasts
Georgia-Rose Brown
Romi Brown
Elena Chipizubov
Emma Nedov
Kate Sayer

Officials
Head of Delegation: Andrew Logan
Team Manager: Mary Schumacher 
Head Coach: Mihai Brestyan
Coach(es): Misha Barabach, John Hart, Zhen Zhang
Judge(s): Trisha Hade