Name: Jessica Eland
Level: Level 10
School: Mount Waverley Secondary College
Motto: If you really want it, you will fight for it
Most admired sportsperson? Nastia Liukin
Favourite music? 80s-90s
Favourite movie/TV shows? Movie – 50 First Dates, TV Show – Gilmore Girls
What is your pet hate? SLOW WALKERS!!!
If you were famous who would you be and why? Adam Sandler. I don’t know why. He is just cool.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “Go for it, with everything you have got and don’t let anyone stand in the way of your dreams, because if you work had enough for it, you WILL get there” – said by a random man I met who saw me doing handstands on Uluru.
When and why did you start gymnastics? 6 years old, because I was always bouncing around
First gymnastics club? Bayside Gymnastics
Who is your current coach? Jess Haintz and Mr Yang
What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? That hard work pays off and if you believe you can do it, you will
Favourite thing about Waverley? The positive and supportive atmosphere from coaches and gymnasts
Biggest challenge you’ve overcome so far? Fighting tough injuries and coming back stronger
Favourite apparatus? Changes every year, but this year Floor
Favourite skill? Side aerial on Beam
One skill you would most love to learn? Back double layout tumble line
Proudest gymnastics achievement? Coming first at Nationals on Bars in 2019
Check out some of Jessica’s routines from previous competitions!