Catching Up with AIMES Alumni Ethan Dick

2018 AIMES Emerging Talent Winner taking the gold medal spot!

Ethan has shared with us his latest challenges and achievements...

I thought I would let you know that I have recently returned from competing in Melbourne at the Australia and Oceania Gymnastics Championships.

This competition was also a battle between NZ and Aus senior mens teams for a team spot at Worlds – unfortunately Australia beat us this time around but we fought hard and nearly got them, the closest an NZ team has come to date!

I am very pleased to report that even though our team placed 2nd I came away with the overall gold medal (having the highest score over all 6 apparatus) making me the Australia and Oceania Champ for Mens Gymnastics Senior! This was also the first competition where I was able to break into the 80’s score of which I am very pleased.

This is directly from Gymnastics Australia:
“With New Zealand competing at the event, it produced an even better Team competition. New Zealand placed in the Silver medal position with a score of 239.395 and which meant that NSW were the Residential Silver medalists with a score of 225.397. This then meant Team VIC won themselves the Bronze medal with a score of 224.428. In the MAG Senior All Around Competition, it was New Zealand’s Ethan Dick who found himself in the top podium spot in the Gold medal position with a score of 80.799. Mitchell Morgans was QLD’s best performer with a score of 80.398 who became the Residential Gold medalist and Australian Champion for 2019. It was New Zealand again who claimed the Silver medal this time it was Mikhail Koudinov with a score of 78.798 and in the Residential Silver it was Scott Costin for QLD with a score of 77.931. In the final podium position, a somewhat clean sweep for QLD with Michael Tone earning the Bronze medal with a score of 77.931. The MAG Continental Championships also took place at Melbourne Arena last night, where Australia and New Zealand competed for a spot in Stuttgart at the 2019 World Championships later this year. "
Read more about the completion on the Gymnastics Australia website.

So just a bit of an update as to what I have been up to and I really wanted to thank North Harbour Club for their support with which I was able to attend this competition. Thanks so much!