SWADLING AND THOMAS READY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 34th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships team was announced last week with a fantastic Team Australia set to take to the Trampolines and Tumbling track from November 28 in Japan.
Team Australia is packed with talent from Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline and Tumbling disciplines with six of the eight State and Territories being represented.
For Ty Swadling, this year’s World Championships mark his ninth for his career and the feeling hasn’t changed.
“It means the same to me as my first,” Swadling said.
“I am honoured to wear the green and gold and look forward to putting up my best performances yet.”
With a new job and young family, the way Swadling has had to prepare has seen some changes.
“My preparation has been a little different for these world championships.
“I have changed my training schedule significantly but whatever challenges that preparation presents, I have continued to move forward and feel in really good shape.”
As for Braida Thomas who will take part in the Double Mini competition, she couldn’t be more grateful to once again represent Australia.
“I’m so honoured to be able to have this amazing opportunity; putting on the green and gold again to represent our amazing country in a sport that I love so much,” Thomas said.
“It means so much to me.”
Maintaining her health and positive energy have been the keys to Thomas’ preparation for these World Championships.
“I make sure to always focus on the positives and not the negatives plus I have been doing a lot of training.
“Keeping my health up has been a huge one.
“Eating and conditioning correctly, has helped me a lot and I will keep doing this right through to during competition.”
With all the ultimate goal of Tokyo 2020, both Swadling and Thomas have made sure their goals are well and truly focused on World Championships and what they can achieve individually and as a team.
“My goals are to qualify for the semi-final in Individual Trampoline, the final in the Synchronised Trampoline and put up the best routines possible to give us every chance of qualifying for the Team Event finals,” Swadling said.
“Goals are to makes girls Team Event final, and do very well with the girls in my team, we are all huge strong experienced competitors and I cannot wait to hit the floor with them,” Thomas said.
“For Individual, just hit to solid passes and have a lot of fun, although I would love to scrap into finals but we will need to see two solid passes first.”
Gymnastics Australia would again like to wish the athletes and officials all the very best for the 2020 World Championships and look forward to watching you compete.
The event kicks off on Thursday 28 November in Tokyo, make sure you check your local Fox Sports and Kayo Sports guides closer to the date for broadcast times.
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