Hudson Irwin wins silver at Victorian Gymnastics Championships

MEDAL HAUL: Horsham gymnast Hudson Irwin, centre, shows off his medals
from the Victorian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne at the weekend, with
WestVic Academy executive offi cer Rob Ward and fellow Wimmera and WestVic
Academy athlete Emma Werner. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

MEDAL HAUL: Horsham gymnast Hudson Irwin, centre, shows off his medals from the Victorian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne at the weekend, with WestVic Academy executive offi cer Rob Ward and fellow Wimmera and WestVic Academy athlete Emma Werner. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

HORSHAM gymnast Hudson Irwin has again proved why he is a rising Australian gymnastics talent.

The Wimmera teenager won silver at the Victorian Gymnastics Championships at Melbourne's State Netball and Hockey Centre in Melbourne at the weekend.

The result matched his performance at the Australian championships a fortnight ago.

Irwin also claimed medals on five of the six individual apparatuses.

The FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete won gold in floor and rings, plus silver in vault, parallel bars and high bar and he achieved personal best results on pommel horse, high bar, floor, and rings apparatuses. WestVic Academy executive officer Rob Ward said it was a brilliant achievement.

"Huddo was again magnificent in his performance as good as he was at the nationals two weeks ago," he said.

"With the limited preparation he had compared to his fellow athletes because he only trains an average of once a week at the Victorian High Performance Centre compared to their five to six times a week the effort is all the more superb."

Irwin, a level eight under gymnast, will now turn his attention to performing in the level nine under category next season.

Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club members Nathan Rokebrand and Kylan Fitzpatrick competed in the level four open section, with Rokebrand claiming a top 10 finish overall a bronze medal on the parallel bars and personal bests on the rings, parallel bars, high bar and vault.

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