The Vines teen set for Austria gym meet

Mollie White is bound for Austria in 2019.
Picture: David Baylis d470784
Mollie White is bound for Austria in 2019. Picture: David Baylis d470784

MOLLIE White (14) says it takes commitment and trust to thrive in acrogymnastics.

The Vines teen has been selected to attend the World Gymnaestrada in Austria in 2019.

“I have already started training for this and have been introduced to the (Australian) team,” she said.

“The World Gymnaestrada is held every four years and is the largest festival of gymnastics in the world held over a week.”

Mollie is a member of West Coasts Gymnastics Club. She was placed in the acrogymnastics class where she quickly progressed to level 5.

“In acrogymnastics you need to put your trust in others and rely on others to perform the skill because if it is performed incorrectly, there can be serious injuries,” she said.

“I am one part of a duo and I am the base for my partner.”

Mollie is also training for the WA Spring State Championships in October. She will vie for the level 5 acrogymnastics ladies pairs category.

“I will be so happy and proud (if I win) and it will show how far I have come,” she said.

“This year I have had the opportunity to design my partner’s and my leotards for the competition and I am looking forward to seeing this made.”

Mollie has been nominated for the Junior Sports Star Individual category in the Community Newspaper Group’s Local Sports Star Awards.

To nominate, visit www.localsportstars.com.au.

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