India Peel and Lyndsay-Maree Ryan reflect on their first state championships at level 7 as they prepare for this Sunday’s competition in Warwick.
India Peel and Lyndsay-Maree Ryan reflect on their first state championships at level 7 as they prepare for this Sunday’s competition in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Warwick Gymnasts take on best in the state

GYMNASTICS: India Peel and Lyndsay-Maree Ryan will have plenty of confidence for Sunday's Warwick Gymnastics Club competition after holding their own against many state squad members at the state championships.

The pair competed in level 7 at the championships as the first level 7 competitors from the club in the past decade.

Both qualified for the state championships after the regionals at Spring Hill.

They train three to four afternoons a week in Warwick and competed against

gymnasts who train 25 to 30 hours a week.

The girls both improved on their qualifying scores.

Peel was best on floor and Ryan recorded the highest score of her career on beam.

"It was a good experience," Peel said.

"We are proud we held our own against the best in the state."

For Ryan, the best thing about the competition was their improvement between days one and two.

"Our goal is to qualify for the state championships in level 8 next year."

The competition on Sunday has attracted 150 gymnasts for girls levels 1-8 and boys levels 1-4.

Spectators welcome at gym hall in Easey St.



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