A Fond Farewell To An Unsung Hero
A person who departs from this world never truly leaves, as they are still with us in our hearts and in our minds.
At 98 years of life, Dulcie Howells passed away on 15th July 2014. She was a 'lifetime athlete', a Paul Harris Fellows recipient, honoured with a NZ Gymnastics Meritorious Award and Life Membership. Integral in the conception and delivery of the Incentive Awards program, Dulcie personally met EVERY gymnastic club throughout the country...
Please click here to read more about this unsung hero of our Sport.
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Dylan Schmidt Takes Gold for New Zealand
Gold medallist Dylan Schmidt, Photo Source - Extreme Trampoline Facebook Page
Dylan Schmidt was the first New Zealander to win Gold at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Friday, August 22nd.
The 17 year old bounced into first place defeating Chinese favourite and longtime rival Changxin Liu.
His final routine in men's trampoline saw Dylan rise above his competition, landing a difficulty of 15.400, an execution of 24.600 and a 17.340 time of flight, bringing his overall score to 57.340.
On behalf of the GymSports community we congratulate you on this huge achievement.
Please click HERE to read the article by Stuff.co.nz
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GymSports NZ Board Announcement
The Board of GymSports NZ regrets to announce the departure of its Chief Executive, Sarah Ashmole. Having led the organisation for five years through a period of significant change and growth, Sarah has decided the time is right to seek new challenges.
Please click here for more information.
David Bishop Claims Commonwealth Bronze
Bronze medallist David Bishop of New Zealand blows a kiss
A huge congratulations to David Bishop who claimed the bronze medal on floor at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. This is the first medal won by a New Zealand gymnast at the Commonwealth Games since 1998 where David’s coach, David Phillips, won bronze on the same apparatus in Kuala Lumpur.
After qualifying seventh going into the final David produced a score of 14.550 to claim the bronze medal.
Click HERE to see an interview courtesy of Stuff.co.nz
Congratulations to David from the whole GymSports community
2014 Commonwealth Games Televised Schedule
Please click here to find the televised coverage of our athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
All the best to our athletes over the next 2 weeks.
2014 Commonwealth Games Judges
GymSports NZ would like to congratulate the following judges who were selected by FIG to judge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish them all the best for the Games.
Gareth Brettell (MAG)
YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES ATHLETES ANNOUNCED
The New Zealand Olympic Committee and GymSports New Zealand are proud to officially announce that Dylan Schmidt (trampoline) and Millie Williamson (Women's Artistic) will be representing New Zealand at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Congratulations to Millie and Dylan
To view the NZOC annoucement click here.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETES ANNOUNCED
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Based in Auckland, GymSports New Zealand is the peak national body responsible for the development, promotion, governance and leadership of gymsports throughout New Zealand.
GYMSPORTS NEW ZEALAND is a feeder and enabler for performing arts, sport and recreation.
We are responsible for the development, promotion and governance of Gym for All (massive participation), Rhythmic and Artistic
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