Tenille to Compete for Western Australia
Congratulations to Year 8 student Tenille Pretorius who has been selected for the Western Australian State Rhythmic Gymnastics team. Tenille will be travelling to Queensland next week to compete.
We asked Tenille about her sport.
How long have you been doing rhythmic gymnastics?
I have been doing rhythmic gymnastics for three years. I started when I was in Year 5.
What is rhythmic gymnastics?
Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport where gymnasts perform on a floor with an apparatus: hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon, or rope. Rhythmic gymnastics combines elements of gymnastics, dance, and calisthenics. Gymnasts must be strong, flexible, agile, dexterous, and coordinated.
What attracted you to the sport?
I started out as an artistic gymnast. One day, I went home to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics and my bigger sister told me to come and watch rhythmic gymnastics with her and I watched, and said to myself, “That looks so cool, I should give it a go!” Ever since that day I have not regretted my decision.
What do you love most about the sport?
I love how the gymnasts must look graceful and elegant on the floor whilst strong, coordinated, and determined.