Haney Martens

Haney Martens

Age: 16

Lives: Cairns

Chosen sport/s: Gymnastics

Long term sporting goal: To represent Australia in Gymnastics

Top 5 Sporting Achievements:

  1. National Championships 2016 (Melbourne )– Level 7
    Gold – Australian National Champion on Parallel Bars
    Gold – QLD Overall Team
  2. Regional Championships 2017 (Townsville) – Level 8
    Silver medal overall
    Gold – Regional Champion Rings, Silver – Floor & Parellel Bars, Bronze – Vault, High Bar & Pommel Horse
  3. Queensland State Club Championships 2017 (Brisbane)
    Silver – Team Vault
    Bronze – Team High Bar
  4. Regional Championships 2018 (Townsville) – Level 9 (Only 1 of 9 boys in Australia to pass Level 9)
    Gold – Rings, Silver – Floor & High Bar, Bronze – Pommel Horse
  5. National Championships 2018 (Melbourne) – Level 9
    Battling a shoulder injury, I placed 16th in Australia and NZ for level 9.

Other Info:

I train 20 hrs a week in an elite program at Barron Valley Gymnastics.

In 2017, instead of competing at the Nationals, I was offered the opportunity to travel to the USA where I was able to train with Olympic gymnasts and coaches. Whilst at the IGC I was privileged to train with gymnasts from all over the world and was awarded a trophy for being the most dedicated gymnast.

At the moment I’m on restricted training due to a shoulder injury and have been referred to a specialist surgeon. I’m determined to overcome this obstacle and will continue to work towards passing level 10.