Gymnast has all the moves

By Justin Robertson
BERWICK’S Ashleigh Bre-nnan has been travelling full tilt for the past six months.
The 19-year-old just got back from Holland where she spent two weeks competing in the World Championships. Before that, the gymnast was over in Delhi striving to claim a medal for her country.
“Holland was a great experience. Going from Delhi straight to world champs was going to be quite a difficult task, but as a team we worked really well and it prepared us really well for it,” she said.
“We finished in the top eight which is where we wanted to end up and came away from Holland really strong.”
Brennan competed in the beam, floor and vault routines and contributed to the Australian team’s sixth place for the championship.
Both Holland and Delhi took up the last half of this year and now, Brennan is diving back into her Exercise Science program at Australian Catholic University, studying for exams.
“I have been back studying for the past six weeks,” she said. “I only have two more exams next week and then training will start in the New Year preparing for next year.”
Brennan will be honing her beam, vault and floor skills over the summer before next year’s World Championships in Tokyo, but will take some time out over the Christmas break with family to reflect on what’s been a big year.
“I m just lucky I have all these supportive people around me,” she said.
“I’m happy at the moment taking it one day at a time, one year at a time. That seems to be working for me at the moment.”