A medals haul: EKB Fitness and Aerobics bring home a haul of medals from this year’s State Titles in Melbourne. A group of Warrnambool athletes arecelebrating a bumper medal haulat the State Championships in Melbourne at the weekend.
The enthusiastic group from EKB Fitness and Aerobicsreturned from thecompetition with twenty-fivemedalsand the invitation to compete in the national titles in Brisbane in July.
The medals were won in an assortment ofindividual and team events.
The athletes were put to the testby competingin a series of events as part ofthe two-day competition.
“Everyone was really happy with their results,” said head coach Emma Bellman.
“The routines were great,” she said.
“If we can keep up this standard we’ve got a pretty good chance at being selected for world championships.”
Miss Bellman hopes the momentum of the wins will continue throughout the next few months of training.
“The athletes have trained since December last year,” she said,
“They’veput in amazing efforts to impress the judges and gain selection to Nationals.”
The four soloists and 22 team members competed in a range oftwo-minute routines involving push-ups, splits, and jumps.
In the individual events the team’s only male athlete Jordan Rooketook out gold in the senior malecategory.
Aylish Auchetti won the silver in the individualsenior female event whilstSophie Bellman brought homethe bronze.
The cadets also showed offtheir skillsby winning gold in the team fitness and trio events and bringing home bronze for their cadet team event.
Alana Bellman won bronzein the cadet female category andStella and Georgia walked away with silver medals for their routinein the mini pairs.
The winners have all qualified to compete in the Federation of International Sport Aerobics and Fitness (FISAF)National championships to be held in Brisbane in July.
The energetic group of young athletes,aged between 10 and 23, arealso hopingto compete in the 2016 FISAF World championships to be held in Vienna in October.
“I think we’ve got a pretty good chance at being selected for World finals.” said Miss Bellman.
“Competing in Europe would be amazing.”
Miss Bellman admits the road ahead will be a tough one but said being a team has always been a priority.
“Staying together at the event until everyone hasfinished competing is part of whatwe encouragewithin the group,” she said
“We’re like a family, we motivate each other,all the way from the seniors to thecadets.”
“Teamwork is what I like the most about these competitions,” she said.
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