The Marmion athlete was selected as the only trampolinist from the Oceania region to face the world’s best in Nanjing, beginning Thursday.
The 17-year-old has her sights set on a spot in the Australian Olympic team for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.
Coach Leo Kimble, who trains Watts at Peak Trampoline in Subiaco, believes the hard worker is capable of winning a medal by the time the 2020 Games roll into Japan.
Formerly an artistic gymnast, the St Stephen’s School student trains for seven sessions a week as she looks to transition from a junior to senior athlete. A major step in that transition would be qualification for the 2015 World Cup circuit, which stands as her major goal for next year.
Watts will be one of the main attractions of the Chetkovich Cup at Challenge Stadium in October, where she’ll be alongside dual Olympian Lauren Mitchell and Commonwealth Games athletes Olivia Vivian and Amy Quinn.