2022 Birmingham, USA World Games Announcement
Gymnastics Australia is delighted to announce the athletes who will be representing Australia at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, USA . Seven gymnasts from five gymsports will be wearing the green and gold on the world stage.
The World Games is an 11 day competition, designed to demonstrate the worlds best in sports which are not a part of the Summer Olympic Games. In the case of gymnastics, this includes Acrobatic and Aerobic gymnastics, Tumbling, Double Mini Trampoline, Parkour and individual apparatus medals for Rhythmic gymnastics.
Tumblers Ethan McGuinness and Breanah Cauchi, both from Kachan School of Tumbling in NSW, will be looking to emulate their recent successes in Europe. Ethan was recently crowned World Champion at the Trampoline World Cup in Rimini, Italy, whilst Breanah secured the bronze medal at the same event. This followed from each winning the gold medal in the Senior International division at the Australian Gymnastics Championships on the Gold Coast last month.
They will be joined by clubmate Cheyanna Robinson, who is competing in Double Mini Trampoline (DMT). Cheyanna is a World Age Group gold medallist, winning in St Petersburg in 2018, and recently walking away from the Australian Gymnastics Championships with a silver medal in Senior Female DMT.
Parkour is making its debut in the World Games, and Australia will be represented by Stephania Zitis. Stephania was a bronze medallist at the FIG Parkour World Cup in Sofia in 2021, and will be looking to make her way onto the podium in its maiden competition.
Representing Australia in Acrobatics will be Women’s Pair Alexandra McWhirter and Anna Tran-Dinh from Gladesville Gymnastics, fresh of the back of the first finals performance as a pair in Baku at the 28th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in March.
Rounding out our Australian contingent is three-time World Championship contender, Rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, who will be looking to continue her spectacular form from the 2022 Australian Gymnastics Championships and the 2022 Oceania Continental Championships, which saw her secure five gold medals in the space of a fortnight.
The 11th edition of the World Games will take place in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7 to 17. Events will be streamed via the Olympics website, through an agreement with the Olympic Channel Services. All links to Australian competition will be distributed via our social media channels.
We wish all seven athletes the best of luck, and eagerly await the beginning of the competition.
Australia's 2022 World Games Team
Women’s Pair – Alexandra McWhirter & Anna Tran-Dinh (NSW)
Ethan McGuinness (NSW)
Breanah Cauchi (NSW)
Stephania Zitis (NSW)
Cheyanna Robinson (NSW)
Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva (VIC)