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Wilson named Aussie champion

MIRANDA Wilson is a national champion after a spectacular performance in gymnastics at the Australian Masters Games in Tasmania on Saturday.
The Meeniyan gymnast placed first overall in the 20-29 year old, open section of the competition contested by 12 athletes from across Australia.
The head coach of the Leongatha Gymnastics Club scored first in beam and bar, second in the floor and mini tramp, and third in the vault sections to secure first place overall.
“I was a little bit surprised,” Wilson said of her result.
“I did not think I had done that well as it was not my best day.”
The contest entailed six hours of competition at Burnie and was Wilson’s first competition in five years.
“I had six months of training, and a great supportive crew of coaches and my partner Aaron Clarke,” she said.
“It was nerve racking because I was not sure what to expect because I had not been to such a big competition before. I just tried to centre myself and do what I had practised.”
Each discipline required Wilson to show a variety of skills, from strength and swinging on the bar, and twisting on the vault, to balancing while performing on the 10cm wide beam, tumbles and turns on the floor, and an aerial flip on the mini trampoline.
Wilson believes gymnastics is a sport that teaches participants skills for life that can be carried over to other sports, such as strength and coordination.

First class: Miranda Wilson of Meeniyan proudly displays her medals after winning her section in gymnastics at the Australian Masters Games in Tasmania on Saturday.

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