After a placing of second best Australian and third best overall in last year’s corresponding competition, Hudo went one better this year after a marvellous performance in Thursday’s “Individual Finals” event; outperforming the opposition so much that he made up the 2.433 point deficit he had after Tuesday’s “Team Event”, which saw the scores achieved there go to both the “Team Event” and the “All Around Champion”. The final scores saw Hudo with 143.25 points, ahead of second place’s 139.933. In the “Team Event”, Victoria won Bronze.
Hudo’s full scores and results for the 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championships as follows:
Day 1 - Team Event with individual apparatus scores to count toward "All-Around champion":
- Vault = 12.9
- Parallel Bars = 12.6
- High Bar = 7.6 (after a major fall)
- Floor = 13.9
- Pommel Horse = 11.9
- Rings = 11.1
** Total score was 70.1, leaving him in second place overall, 2.433 points back.
Day 2 - Individual Finals, with athletes competing for medals on each apparatus and all scores to combine with Tuesday's to determine "All-Around champion":
- Vault = 11.1
- Parallel Bars = 12.25
- High Bar = 12.2 > Gold & PB
- Floor = 13.15 > Silver
- Pommel Horse = 12.4 > Gold & PB
- Rings = 12.050 > Gold
** Total score was 73.15 for the day, for an aggregate over the two days of 143.25 to claim the "all around national championship" by 3.317 points.
The National Championship win saw a Gold Medal at this level achieved for the second time in 2015 by an athlete supported by WestVic Academy of Sport; with Karate stars Ben DeBortoli and Max Noble winning Gold at the Australian Karate Open. Hudo’s win marks the fifth medal at this level in 2015 for WestVic supported athletes, with athletes Rory Carroll and Dylan Mallia achieving silver in addition to Hudo, Ben and Max’s Gold Medals. These achievements are only matched by Julia Bourke’s IAAF Oceania Games Shot Put win just a couple of weeks ago, with many other athletes also having achieved National Competition participation.
Hudo now turns his attention to the Victorian Gymnastics Championships, held at the State Netball and Hockey Centre over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Hudo’s many supporters, included WestVic Academy of Sport will again be there to see him ply his trade.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419, or visit the WestVic Academy of Sport website at www.westvicsport.org.au.