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Ashleigh Brennan retires at the top of her game

Friday, 23 November 2012

After 14 years in gymnastics and following a year that has proved to be her most successful, Ashleigh Brennan has announced her retirement.

Ashleigh competed at her first international competition in 2004 and went on to represent Australia at 3 World Championships, 2 Commonwealth Games and 2 Olympic Games, as well as many other prestigious International competitions.

Brennan was an integral member of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics team that secured a spot in the London 2012 Olympic Games by qualifying 6th at the 2011 World Championships in Japan. She made her Olympic debut in Beijing, her best result coming on floor (19th) where she helped Australia reach its’ best ever Olympic team result in finishing sixth.

Ashleigh was also a member of the gold medal winning Australian Team at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. Adding to this success, she brought home a silver and bronze medal on Floor at the Melbourne and Delhi Commonwealth Games respectively.

Following her retirement from elite Gymnastics, Ashleigh would like to assist in preparing others in her chosen field of Sport Science. 

Ashleigh is a wonderful ambassador for Gymnastics and we thank her for the contribution she has made. Gymnastics Australia would like to wish Ashleigh all the best for the future.

 
 
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