Wide Bay gymnasts impress
GENNADIY Tseryshenko’s brother is a comedian at home in his native Russia.
Gennadiy’s performance as a gymnastics coach is nothing to laugh about. Far from it.
The three-time world acrobatics champion is producing some outstanding results in his role as the boys’ coach at the Urangan-based Wide Bay Gymnastics Club.
Tseryshenko’s four young charges displayed plenty of impressive moves when they contested the Gymnastics Queensland State Club Championships on the Sunshine Coast.
Wade Hogan, Lincoln McIntyre, Nathan Thomson and Tyler Youman combined well to help their club finish an impressive second in their division.
The talented quartet was in action in the division for Levels 3 and 4 and finished just behind the champion, the strong Gold Coast team.
The champion club is the one that finishes with the most points after the gymnasts have performed on six apparatus – rings, floor, parallel bars, vault, pommel horse and high bar.
The Wide Bay line-up finished first on the rings and floor, second on parallel bars, third on the vault and pommel horse and fifth on high bar.
Twelve clubs from throughout the state contested the division.
Tseryshenko, who was also crowned the best in Europe four times during his career and was the Russian champion 15 times, said he was thrilled with the performances of his boys.
“We are such a small club but once again we proved that we can be competitive against the big clubs,” he said.
“To finish second overall is an outstanding result and was just reward for all the effort the boys have put into their training.
“My aim is to raise the standard of artistic gymnastics in the region and to put the Wide Bay Gymnastics Club on the map as one of the leading clubs in the country.
“These four boys will certainly help me do that.
“These boys have got plenty of talent and potential.”