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 competition, 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 a place in the 2014 Commonwealth Games team for the Glasgow Games. Unfortunately injury curtailed his participation.

By 2015 Morgans was back in competition, recapturing his previous strong form by claiming Silver on High Bar at the Australian Championships and competing at the World University Games in South Korea, his first international competition. 

He continued to flesh out his international experience through-out 2016, with hit outs at the Pacific Rim Championships in the States and the Toyota International Cup in Japan.

Mitchell's competition schedule got significantly busier in 2017, kicking off the year with a Silver on High Bar at his home World Cup stop in Melbourne, before competing in six more international competitions. Improved results was his response to the bolstered schedule, finishing 8th on High Bar at the World University Games in China and earning his first call-up for the World Championships in Canada.

He repeated his Silver medal performance on High Bar at Melbourne's World Cup stop to start 2018 on a positive note, leading to selection for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games team, for which he is looking a real medal threat in Queensland come April.

Mitchell currently trains at the National Centre of Excellence with a strong contingent of national teammates.

 

 

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
2017 Senior  1st  6th  3rd - 1st 2nd   
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
2018 Melbourne World Cup, AUS  -  - 8th 2nd  
2017 Cottbus World Cup, GER  -  -  -  15th  5th      
2017 Montreal World Championships, CAN - 154th - - - - 113th 33rd
2017 World University Games, CHN  - 32nd 74th 84th 60th  27th  8th   
2017 Doha World Cup, QAT - - - - - - 18th 4th
2017 AGF Trophy, AZE   -  - 17th  8th   
2017 Melbourne World Cup, 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: 2017
Olympic Games: N/A