January Athlete of the Month - Kipp Smith
Gymnastics Victoria are proud of having so many talented athletes across the State. We will be featuring Athlete of the Month profiles – you can nominate an athlete to be featured by clicking here.
The Athlete of the Month for January is Kipp Smith!
Kipp is a Men’s Artistic Gymnast from Eastern Gymnastics Club, and is also an athlete in the Victorian MAG High Performance Program.
In December 2018, Kipp qualified to compete at the RD761 Junior International Invitational in Houston, USA. Kipp won his first International medal at this competition, winning the Silver Medal on Pommel against an incredibly strong field of competitors.
In 2018, Kipp competed in Level 9 Under 17, the first of two years that he will compete in this age group. He placed 2nd All-Around at Nationals and qualified onto the Junior National Gold Squad for the second year in a row. Kipp was also selected to compete at the Pacific Rim Championships as well as the selection trial for the Youth Olympics against New Zealand.
Kipp is always involved in all club activities where he volunteers his time to give back to the sport. From volunteering at invitationals and testing days to always selling the most chocolate in fundraisers, Kipp always leads the way with integrity.
We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for Kipp!