Name: Kate McDonald
Level: Senior International
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!