Name: Emily Whitehead
Level: Senior International
School: Torrens University
Motto: Train your mind to see the good in every situation
Most admired sportsperson? Madison Kocian
Favourite music? Pop
Favourite movie/TV shows? Princess Diaries
What is your pet hate? Change/disorganisation
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Live in the moment. Enjoy the moment.
When and why did you start gymnastics? 5 years old. My older sister did it and it looked like fun.
First gymnastics club? Grips Gymnastics
Who is your current coach? John Hart
What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? Just keep chipping away. Don’t focus on the things you can’t control.
Favourite thing about Waverley? The support I’ve received inside and outside of the gym.
Biggest challenge you’ve overcome so far? Injuries
Favourite apparatus? Bars
Favourite skill? Pak on bars
Most difficult skill to learn? Flyaway dismount off bars
One skill you would most love to learn? Pak full or double front half out
Proudest gymnastics achievement? Placing third on vault at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Check out some of Emily’s routines from previous competitions!