Gymnasts from National levels four to 10 were delighted to meet artistic women’s gymnast and Commonwealth medalist Alexandra Eade yesterday at the Geelong YMCA Spectacular competition.
Eade’s phenomenal gymnastics career and numerous titles excited both gymnasts, coaches and families alike at the Spectacular event on Sunday. They lined up to take photos with her and get her autograph.
Eade won gold on floor at this year’s Commonwealth Games for her stellar 13.3 scored routine naming her the Commonwealth Games Floor Champion, as well as earning bronze for her team result.
2018 has been a superb year for Eade’s gymnastics career, also earning her a gold medal on floor at the Melbourne World Cup.
Prior to her senior career, Eade won an impressive 10 Australian titles and a gold medal for Vault in the 2011 Pre-Olympic Youth Cup.
2015 also saw Eade bring home a bronze medal for floor at the Elite Gym Massilia in France, where she represented Australia, later Eade was then selected in 2016 to compete in the Aquece Rio Test Event.
Yesterday, Eade greeted gymnasts in the foyer before their competition, allowing them to wear her gold and bronze medals which were deceptively heavy.
At the opening of the event, Eade encouraged gymnasts to enjoy their competition.
“Have lots of fun, don’t worry if you fall or make a mistake just have fun, it’s natural to make mistakes, just do your best and have fun trying new skills” she said.
As part of the event, the women’s artistic gymnasts, who train as part of the Australian Levels Program, competed on floor, vault, beam and uneven bars, and the International Development Squad wowed spectators with its incredible skills and talent.
Eade told Dscribe she is currently studying bio-medicine part-time at Deakin University in Burwood but had to reduce her study to train for the Commonwealth Games.
“Doing uni and training was just way too much so I deferred for a year, so I have ages to go until I’m done” she said.
In between university and training at the National Centre of Excellence in Melbourne, Eade is also an intermediate accredited Women’s Artistic Gymnastics coach and coaches Australian Levels 1 to 3.