Mitchell Morgans

                           
      

Bursting on to the scene in 2011 when competing in his first Senior competition, Mitchell Morgans has been a model of consistency ever since, regularly challenging Australia’s best gymnasts, particularly in his pet event, High Bar. 

Morgans has finished on the podium every year since his 2011 debut, winning five medals (including two gold) in the team compeition, as well as winning six individual apparatus medals – including his breakthrough High Bar gold in 2014.

His achievements on the High Bar enabled him to win senior selection in the Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow 2014. Unfortunately, however, injury curtailed his participation, and therefore couldn’t compete. 

He returned to the podium in time for the 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championship, where he narrowly missed out on defending his title for the High Bar, finishing second behind Tyson Bull in the final. Mitchell did not compete at the 2016 Australian National Championships however he sooned returned to the competition scene. Early this year, Morgans placed a proud 2nd place on his pet apparatus - high bar - on his home turf at the 2017 Melbourne World Cup. He then followed this competition by competiting internationally at the AGF Trophy in Baku and the Doha World where he placed 4th overall on High Bar. 

Mitchell currently trains at the National Centre of Excellence in Canberra with other National team members including Clay Stephens, Chris Remkes and Sean O'hara. Mitchell is aiming to be selected again for the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast early next year!

 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Occupation: Gymnast
Nickname: Middy
Sporting motto: "Strength doesn't come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength" - Arnold schwarzenegger
Most admired sportsperson: At the moment - Russel Westbrook
Favourite sports team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Favourite music: Anything really
Favourite movie: Rush Hour

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 3 years old, my sister was doing gymnastics
First Club: Gosford Gymnastics
First Coach: Robert Hony
Current Club: National Centre of Excellence (Canberra)
Current Coach: Sergei Chinkar
Best apparatus: High Bar
Favourite skill: Kovacs
Most difficult skill to learn: -

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championships
Best International Performance: 2015 World University Games 
Best Gymnastics Moment: Being named to the 2014 Commonwealth Games Team

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year
Jun/Snr
Team
AA
FX
PH
SR
VT
PB
HB
2016  Senior - Did not compete 1st 4th - - 4th 4th - 2nd
2015 Senior  1st  4th  4th  4th  2nd   
2014 Senior 2nd 5th 16th 17th 5th - =5th 1st
2013 Senior 1st 3rd 2nd - 3rd =5th 7th 3rd
2012 Senior 3rd 11th 10th 14th 12th 5th 9th 7th
2011 Senior 2nd 6th 11th =14th 12th - 12th 5th

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year
Event
Team
AA
FX
PH
SR
VT
PB
HB
2017 Doha World Cup, QAT - - - - - - 18th 4th
 2017 AGF Trophy, AZE   -  - 17th  8th   
 2017  World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne, AUS  - 5th  2nd     
 2016  Toyota International Cup, JAP 5th  6th       
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, USA  5th 6th 17th  29th  20th - 20th 33rd
 2015  World University Games, KOR 15th 46th  84th    62nd  76th  46th   

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: N/A
Olympic Games: N/A