Gallery: Gymnast stars jump high for their state

FOUR outstanding gymnasts from St George and Sutherland Shire are representing the NSW Academy of Gymnastics and their state at the Australian Women’s championships starting tomorrow, Wednesday, at Hisense Stadium, Melbourne.

They are Stephanie Magiros, 23, Elise Baxter, 15, Kiara Wark, 13, and Maddison Daley 13, who train at the Bill Parsons Academy at Miranda.

After a vigorous selection program throughout NSW, Maddison Daley and Kiara Wark are a part of the NSW level 7 team.

Elise Baxter leads the level 8 NSW team. And Stephanie Magiros only weeks after returning from Russia after competing for Australia in the snowboard halfpipe at the Winter Olympics is in the NSW level 10 team.

Stephanie started at just two at the NSW Academy of Gymnastics.

She then progressed to levels 7, 8, 9 and 10, representing NSW at all these levels at the Australian Championships and winning numerous medals.

She retired in 2008 where she then went into snowboarding competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

She is back after six years away from the sport.

Magiros is a former student at St George Christian School, Hurstville.

The four girls began at the academy from a young age and they progressed through to development where they began to strive to compete in competitions.

Claire Esdaile and Georgia Devine were selected to represent NSW but had to decline because of study and work commitments.  

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