Orange quartet dazzles at country titles

BACKING IT UP: Central West Gymnastics' Mitchel Cook shows off his MAG Level 5 country championship title, which came a year after winning the Level 4 equivalent. Photo: CENTRAL WEST GYMNASTICS

BACKING IT UP: Central West Gymnastics' Mitchel Cook shows off his MAG Level 5 country championship title, which came a year after winning the Level 4 equivalent. Photo: CENTRAL WEST GYMNASTICS

There’s no denying just how talented Orange’s female gymnasts are, but the results from the Gymnastics NSW Country Championships suggest there’s a real chance the colour city is boasting the next Philippe Rizzo as well.

Although there was only a handful, Central West Gymnastics and Orange PCYC’s male gymnasts didn’t disappoint at last week’s four-day tournament, all sealing medals.

After becoming CWG’s first ever male country champion in 2016, Mitchel Cook backed up last year’s Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Level 4 win by claiming the Level 5 gong.

He finished with a score of 53.72, claiming the title by almost five points in the end.

In doing so, he finished first in three of the six disciplines included in the his division.

He was first in floor, rings and horizontal bar.

Cranney missed out on a country championship by a minuscule .09 of a point, finishing with 53.34. He did claim top spot in his floor and horizontal bar routines though.

Parish and Kemp were outstanding on the trampoline for PCYC, both winning three gold medals each.

In his Level 3 Men’s events Parish won his trampoline and double mini tramp events, with scores of 55.1 and 58.5 respectively.

He also sealed a Level 4 Tumbling gold with passes of 27.1 and 28.1, for a total of 55.2.

Kemp, in Level 1 of all three events, won gold with scores of 22.6, 86.1 and 25.3, respectively.

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