KATE MCDONALD
Senior International Gymnast

Name: Kate McDonald

Level: Senior International

Birthplace: Melbourne

DOB: 1/8/2000

Nickname: Don’t have one

School: Deakin University

Motto: “Oh when the Saints go marching in”

Most admired sportsperson? Viktoria Komova, because she had beautiful lines. Georgia Godwin, because she has an unbreakable attitude and an amazing work ethic that I want to strive for.

Favourite music? I like the majority of music genres, but one of my favourite artists are the Hilltop Hoods

Favourite movie/TV shows? Friends, Marvel movies and comedies

What is your pet hate? I love all pets… I don’t have a pet hate

If you were famous who would you be and why? Brodie Moss, because I love his lifestyle

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Always have fun and make sure to enjoy what you do

When and why did you start gymnastics? 5 years old, because I enjoyed physical activity and gymnastics was one of the sports that I participated in.

First gymnastics club? MLC

Who are your current coaches? Jeb Silsbury and Jess Mason

What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? How to stay grounded, be humble and tell mediocre jokes.

Favourite thing about Waverley? My coaches and my squad

Biggest challenge you’ve overcome so far? Injuries

Favourite apparatus? Bars

Favourite skill? Tkatchevs on bars

Most difficult skill to learn? Weiler kip

One skill you would most love to learn? Pak full

Proudest gymnastics achievement? Being selected on the World Championships team for 2019.

Check out some of Kate’s routines from previous competitions!