Danielle Prince

                                    
      

Danielle represented Australia at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning Team gold in 2010.

At the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Australia Gymnastics Championships Danni won the All-Around National Title, and will be looking to continue this winning streak in 2016.

At the 2015 Australia Gymnastics Championships Danni swept aside her competition, not only defending her All-Around crown, but winning every individual competition, as well as the team gold, bringing her individual gold medal tally to 21, including 19 individual gold medals. 

Busy event schedules, particularly in 2013 which included the World Championships, National titles and Summer Universiade, has allowed Danni to build the experience required to take it to the world’s best. 

As well as two Commonwealth Games appearances, Prince has made five World Championship appearances, with her best result a 57th in 2013.

Most recently Danni was named by the FIG in a quota position to contest the Rhythmic Individual All-Around competition at the 2016 Olympic Games.  Danni will now be nominated for a position on the Australian Olympic Team.

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Brisbane, QLD
Occupation: Student - 7th year at Uni, studying a Bachelor of Heath, Sport & Physical Education
Nickname: Danni
Sporting motto: ‘Our greatest successes often come after our greatest disappointments’
Person you admire or who is the most influential: My mum is the most influential person in my life and Anna Meares is a sporting idol of mine. 
Favourite TV shows: Suits, First Dates, Orange is the New Black
Favourite music: Anything on the radio
Favourite movies/books: The Book Thief, The Red Tent, Lessons in French
Hobbies: Going to the gym and running – although it is part of my training regime I love it.  
Superstitions: I don’t have any superstitions as such but I definitely like to have my lucky hand towel and sandpaper close by during competitions.
Interesting fact: I love to bake and make cakes. I have made a couple of friends 21st Birthday Cakes and cakes for engagement parties. 

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 11 years old - my dancing teacher suggested I try it
First Club: Splitz Gymnastics
First Coach: Sam Bridges
Current Club: Premier Gymnastics Club
Current Coach: Gina Peluso
Best apparatus: Ball
Favourite skill: A mastery where I pop the ball off my foot in a walkover.
Who is your gymnastics idol and why? I don’t have one idol in particular, I admire different characteristics of all of the top gymnasts. Such as Yana Kudryavtseva’s apparatus handling, Ganna Rizatdinova’s pivots and many others. 

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2015 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2012 Pacific Rim Championships
Best Gymnastics Moment: Winning gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year Jun/Snr Team AA Rope Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2016 Senior 1st 1st N/A 1st
1st 1st 1st
2015 Senior 1st 1st N/A 1st 1st 1st 1st
2014 Senior 1st 1st N/A 12th 1st 1st 1st
2013 Senior 1st 1st N/A 1st 1st 1st 1st
2012 Senior 2nd 2nd N/A 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
2011 Senior 2nd 1st N/A 1st 1st 1st 1st
2010 Senior 3rd 3rd 2nd 6th 3rd - 4th
2009 Senior 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 5th - 4th
2008 Senior - 4th 3rd 4th - - -
2007 Senior - 5th 3rd - 4th - 2nd

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event Team AA Rope Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, USA - 4th N/A 8th 3rd 3rd 3rd
2016 Pesaro World Cup, ITA - 58th N/A 61st 51st 59th 56th
2015 World Championships, GER - 78th N/A 69th 85th 98th 79th
2014 World Championships, TUR - 66th N/A 92nd 88th 56th 58th
2014 Commonwealth Games, SCO 5th 9th N/A  10th 10th 9th 12th
2014 Pacific Rim Championships, CAN 4th 10th N/A 7th - 4th 4th
2014 Calais International Tournament, FRA - 14th N/A - - - -
2014 Thiais Grand Prix, FRA - 27th  N/A - - - -
2013 World Championships, UKR - 57th N/A - - - -
2013 St Petersburg World Cup, RUS - 38th N/A - - - -
2013 27th Summer Universiade, RUS - 23rd N/A - - - -
2013 Pesaro World Cup, ITA - 50th N/A - - - -
2013 Baltic Hoop, LVA - 15th N/A - - - -
2013 Lisbon International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament, PRT - 17th N/A - - - -
2013 Thiais Grand Prix, FRA - 26th N/A - - - -
2012 Pacific Rim Championships, USA 4th 11th N/A 6th 8th - 7th
2012 Calais International Tournament, FRA 11th N/A 5th - - -
2011 World Championships, FRA 23rd 86h - - - - -
2011 World University Games, CHN - 23rd - - - - -
2011 Kiev World Cup, UKR N/A 38th - -   - -
2011 Portimao World Cup, POR - 42nd - - - - -
2011 Montreal World Cup, CAN - 11th - -   - -
2011 Koop Cup, CAN - 9th - - 4th - 2nd
2010 Commonwealth Games, IND 1st - - - - - -
2010 World Championships, RUS 19th - 72nd - 89th - 65th
2009 World Championships 22nd - 88th - 103rd - -
2008 N/A - - - - - - -
2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, AUS 1st 4th - - - - -

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

Commonwealth Games: 2010, 2014
World Championships: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Olympic Games: N/A

 


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