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Imogen and Troy. Imogen and Troy.
01 February 2024 Posted by 

Local gym delivers flipping results on their 10th anniversay

ATHLETES from the Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre (SGAC) at West HQ have returned home from the FIG Trampoline World Championships, with one athlete returning a world age champion and another six being in the top 10 in the world.
In total, 11 gymnasts from the SGAC qualified to represent Australia at the 10-day event that encapsulated the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, World Age Competitions and Junior World Championships held in Birmingham, United Kingdom in November.
West HQ Chief Executive Officer Richard Errington said the SGAC athletes' tremendous performance demonstrated the value of West HQ’s decision to fund and build one of the most extensive purpose-built gymnastics facilities in Australia..
“This tops off a great 10th anniversary of a facility we built to not only support stars of the future, like our representatives at the recent Worlds, but also to promote healthy and active lifestyles for those in our community,” Mr Errington said.
In the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, Troy Sitkowski, who in addition to training at the facility is employed by West HQ as an SGAC coach, placed 15th in the world for individual Double Mini Trampoline and seventh in the Men’s Team Double Mini with Benjamin Brown (Canberra), Mathew French (TAS) and Cameron Tidd (VIC).
The Razorback resident was part of the ten-person Australian team that came fourth in the worlds’ Team All-Around event, along with his co-worker and fellow gymnast Imogen Florian, who placed 27th in the individual event, seventh in the women's Synchronised competition with partner Carina Hagarty (Qld), and 11th in the Women’s Team with Carina, Jessica Pickering (Newcastle, NSW) and Abbie Watts (SA).
Both Troy and Imogen, who lives in Dural, will now be part of the Australian team at the 2025 World Games in Chengdu, China, to face off against the other top 7 nations in the events in Trampoline that are not in the Olympics.  


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