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Gymnastics

Total investment 2014–15: $3,418,971 (high performance: $2,372,971; participation: $816,000; other: $230,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 46%
Gymnastics Australia has been rated as progressing. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games gymnastics fell well short of its medal targets, winning four medals and no gold. However, at the world championships the women’s artistic gymnastics team placed seventh and Larrissa Miller came sixth in the floor exercise. These results suggest there is some potential for medals in Rio.

A challenge for Gymnastics Australia’s national high performance program has been the varied level  of influence it has on state-based high performance programs. Consequently, Gymnastics Australia is implementing significant changes to the structure of its women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics national programs, which will focus more resources on a smaller number of high performance centres. This concentration and alignment of resources is expected to significantly improve the levels of accountability in the targeted centres, improve the collaboration between national and state technical staff, and increase the performance support provided to targeted gymnasts.

governance

Gymnastics Australia is performing well in adopting the ASC’s mandatory sports governance principles. A new chair was elected in May 2014 and the organisation needs to conduct some work in chair succession planning. Gymnastics Australia’s disclosure of executive salaries and associated expenses remains an area for improvement. The ASC is currently conducting board evaluations on the national and state bodies to review governance practices across the sport.

2014 benchmark event // world championship

Medal target: 0 to 1

Actual: gold 0 silver 0 bronze 0 total 0

Non-medal target achieved: Y

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