Danielle Prince


As Australia’s premiere Rhythmic gymnast, Danielle Prince has represented her country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, along with both the 2010 Delhi and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, winning Team Gold in 2010.

In April this year, Prince will be looking to add a third Commonwealth Games to her resume after being selected on the three-woman Rhythmic team for the 2018 Gold Coast Games in her home state of Queensland.

She has been the dominant competitor on the national level for the past decade, finishing on the Senior All-Around podium for the past nine years, including five Australian titles and a total of 27 All-Around and Apparatus Gold medals.

Four of her Australian Titles were won consecutively, from 2013 to 2016, and after finishing second in 2017 she will be looking to reclaim top spot at this years Australian Gymnastics Championships in May-June.

Prince’s talent, grace and prodigious work ethic have allowed her to keep a constantly busy event schedule through-out her career, and it is this exemplary professional approach to her sport that has given her the experience required to take on the world’s best. 

As well as her Olympic and Commonwealth Games achievements, Prince has made seven World Championship appearances, with her best result a 52nd in 2017.


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. 


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. 


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


Year Jun/Snr Team AA Rope Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2017 Senior 1st 2nd N/A 1st 2nd 1st 1st
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


Year Event Team AA Rope Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon
2017 World Championships, ITA - 52nd N/A 50th 59th 56th 52nd
2017 Wroclaw World Games, POL  - - N/A 22nd 22nd 21st 23rd
2017 Baku World Cup, AZE - 28th N/A 32nd 24th 27th 24th
2017 Tashkent World Cup, UZB - 26th N/A 26th 25th 24th 28th
2016 Olympic Games, BRA - 25th N/A - - - -
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 - - - - -


Commonwealth Games: 2010, 2014
World Championships: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Olympic Games: 2016